Class of 2024 QB Jayden Bradford of Chapin (SC) IMG Academy has narrowed his list to four schools– Penn State, South Carolina, Louisville, and NC State.
The 6-foot, 185 pounder went in-depth on his finalists.
“Penn state and the entire staff have done an awesome job of building and maintaining our relationship,” Bradford said. “Also, their environment and fan base is second to none in college football.”
“Only living 20 minutes away from the University, I’ve grown up going to South Carolina games and rooting for the Gamecocks,” Bradford said. “To have the opportunity to go play there means a lot to me and my family
“Although Louisville was the latest to offer me out of my Top 4, they have consistently shown their interest,” Bradford said. “ I feel with my athleticism and talent I could fit in the system they run very well.”
“With NC State being my first offer, they will always hold a special place to me along with the influence of coach Beck being one of the most educated OCs in college football.”
Jayden Bradford Scouting Summary
“Compact gunslinger who can get the ball out in a hurry and consistently move the chains with his legs,” On3’s Director of Scouting Charles Power wrote. “Stands in at 6-foot, 185 pounds with a 9.5-inch hand. Ran an electronically-timed 4.78 40-yard dash, a 4.33 shuttle and jumped a 32.5-inch vertical during the spring camp circuit prior to his junior season. Ran 15.76 in the 110m high hurdles during his freshman track and field season. Tight release who has some zip on the football. Quality arm talent who can throw from multiple arm angles. One of the older prospects for the 2024 recruiting cycle. Transferred to IMG Academy (FL) for his junior season following two years at Chapin (SC).”
Bradford ranks as the No. 99 player in the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that accounts for all four major recruiting sites. He also tabs in as the No. 9 quarterback and the No. 18 player in the state of Florida.