The Arizona Wildcats went to Calvin Magee’s former stomping grounds to find his latest pupil.
Running back Orlando Bradford, a product of Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, La., committed to the UA this afternoon. The three-star prospect chose Arizona over offers from Tennessee, Utah and others.
Magee, the UA’s running backs coach, is from Louisiana and helped recruit Bradford. The running back has already shared a field with the Wildcats — sorta. Calvary Baptist is where the UA practiced leading up to the AdvoCare V100 Bowl in December.
Bradford had 1,181 yards and 17 touchdowns last season as a junior. He also added 18 catches for 427 yards and three touchdowns.
Bradford is listed at 5-feet-9-inches and 195 pounds. Rivals.com ranked him as the 47th best prospect in the state of Louisiana.
Bradford’s junior highlights on Hudl can be viewed here:
The Wildcats now have 11 commitments for the 2015 class. Bradford is the third running back of the group, joining junior college products Kendall Williams and Dami Ayoola. Eight of the UA’s 11 commitments are from offensive players.
According to Scout’s rankings, Arizona has one four-star recruit (Keenan Walker), seven three-stars (Bradford, Sammy Morrison, Jamie Nunley, Ayoola, Darick Holmes, Ricky McCoy and Finton Connolly) and three two-stars (Williams, Alex Kosinski and Paul Magloire).