Coaches make the difference for Bradford

Orlando Bradford

Orlando Bradford committed to Arizona on Monday. Read on to see why he says the coaches were the difference and more.

Arizona received a commitment on Monday when 5-foot-9, 195-pound Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist running back Orlando Bradford decided to end his recruitment and become a Wildcat.

The three-star athlete made the decision due to a variety of reasons.

"I just liked the relationship and the place out there," Bradford said. "It is a great environment and I get to be coached by Coach Magee, who is a great coach and leader."

In fact, Magee made an impression on Bradford right away.

"I knew I wanted to commit as soon as I met Coach Magee," Bradford said. "He is an honest man who told me he is going to push me to greatness and I look forward to that.

"Coach Magee also has a great resume and he told me he believes I can be successful. I believe him and I trust him on that."

In terms of how he fits with Arizona's offense, Bradford believe he will be able to step right in.

"Arizona runs a system very similar to the one that we run at our high school," he said. "I don't think it will be difficult to learn because of that."

Bradford believe his ability to adapt is one of the strengths that he will bring to Arizona's offense.

"I can play with speed or power," he said. "I am able to do what the coaches need me to do and I can adjust my running style to what they want.

In addition to Bradford, Arizona has a commitment from Calvary Baptist quarterback Shea Patterson and has offered Shun Brown as well.

"We have talked about all going to Arizona together," Bradford said. "It is not something we are definitely going to do because we want everyone to make their own decision, but we have discussed it."

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