Mark Bradford, a very athletic and active 6-1, 185 pound combo guard from Fremont H.S. in Los Angeles, Calif., is planning on playing both football and basketball in college.
Rivalshoops first saw Mark play at the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas last month with Rick Isaac's H-Squad, where we were impressed with his constant motor, ability to penetrate, create space and score over bigger defenders in the paint.
Simply put, Bradford just explodes off the floor toward the tin on forays to the basket, and his 4.41 speed in the 40-yard dash makes it extremely hard for many defenders to keep in front of him.
Bradford said he has been offered in football by Michigan State, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, Southern California, Stanford and Washington. Louisiana State is also on the list, but the Bayou Bengals have yet to offer the talented two-sport athlete.
"I want to play basketball in college, so [the basketball programs] will probably affect my decision," Bradford said. "I am almost 100 percent sure that I am going to play basketball in college, probably 95 percent sure, it just depends on whether or not my body can handle it."
Bradford added that he has three leaders -- USC, Stanford and LSU. He has a strong attraction for LSU, and has discussed visiting that school during the football season this fall (even though it has yet to offer).
Because Fremont will play most of its games on Friday nights, Bradford will have the chance to take some official visits to college campuses for football games this fall. He told Rivalshoops that he even though that's the case, he plans on taking most of his visits after the end of his high school football season.
Of course, that will give him the chance to visit some college basketball games in December and January. He does plan on signing a football letter of intent in February, and you can count on both Rivalshoops and Rivals100.com in keeping you posted on Bradford.
Bradford averaged 15 points per game last season at Fremont H.S. on the hardwood. He said he has a 3.4 GPA and scored a 960 on the SAT. In football, he played both wide receiver and defensive back, and is being primarily recruited to play the WR slot in college.