Rodney Bradley commits to the Warriors!

About his commitment to the Warriors, 6’1″, 190-pound WR Rodney Bradley (Navarro JC) said:
“I am a Warrior.” (HA)

Asked about his 40-yard dash time, Bradley said:
“it’s 4.3 (seconds) now.” (HA)

Confirming Bradley’s 40-yard time, Navarro assistant coach Kevin Curtis said:
“He’s extremely fast.” (HA)

About how Bradley is able to use his speed in games, Navarro head coach Nick Bobeck said:
“He carries that speed over to the game. Rodney is an extremely explosive receiver.” (HA)

About how he will earn his associate degree this month so that he can enroll at UH in January and participate in UH’s offseason conditioning program and spring practice, Bradley said:
“I’m looking forward to that.” (HA)

HA Note: “As a senior at Dallas’ Lake Highlands High in 2007, Bradley signed a letter of intent with Southern Methodist. But he did not go there because of academic issues, and instead enrolled at Navarro.”

Happy for Bradley, Bobeck said:
“He’s a very good player on the field and a great person off the field. He’s a pleasant guy to be around. He has a great sense of humor. I couldn’t be happier for Rodney. He’s the kind of guy you want good things to happen for.” (HA)

HA Note: “Bobeck said Bradley has excelled despite Navarro’s limited passing attack. The past season, Navarro ran 70.3 percent of the time. Still, Bradley caught 29 passes for 555 yards, an average of 19.3 yards per catch.”

About Bradley’s yards per catch average, Bobeck said:
“At one time, he was averaging a little more than 25 yards per catch.” (HA)

HA Note: “Bradley accounted for nine of Navarro’s 10 touchdown receptions.”

About how their offense didn’t give Bradley much of a chance to get passes thrown to him, Curtis said:
“We’re an offense that ran the ball a lot, and he didn’t get the opportunity to catch the ball because we didn’t put the ball there. We ran the ball very well. But when the ball’s in the air, he made a lot of plays.” (HA)

About Bradley’s “separation” speed, Curtis said:
“Time after time, being at the same level as the defensive back, when the ball’s in the air, he has another gear that other people don’t have.” (HA)

HA Note: “Bradley said he received interest from Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Memphis and Tulsa. Then two weeks ago, Curtis called his close friend, UH head coach Greg McMackin. McMackin was the defensive coordinator when Curtis played safety at Texas Tech and then, for two seasons, with the San Francisco 49ers.”

About his close relationship with Mac, Curtis said:
“I’ve known coach Mack for a long time. I love that guy. He’s a good guy. I look out for him. I knew Rodney would be a perfect fit for coach Mack’s offense.” (HA)

About his host during his recruiting visit, Navarro alum Erik Robinson, Bradley said:
“He’s a really cool guy.” (HA)

About how he enjoyed attending the Washington State game, Bradley said:
“That was a great game. I enjoyed it.” (HA)

About how he liked UH’s offense, Bradley said:
“I really like the way they throw the ball a lot. It’s a good offense.” (HA)

About how he felt comfortable with the Warriors, Bradley said:
“I liked the vibe better (in Hawai’i). I like the players and the coaches. And the people in Hawai’i are cool. It’s family-oriented. That makes it better. I feel comfortable there.” (HA)

Bobeck predicted that Bradley is:
“going to do a great job out there.” (HA)

About how he thinks that Bradley will be well at UH, Curtis said:
“Rodney is going to go out there and work hard every day in practice. He’s a competitor. He wants to get better.” (HA)

“Rodney did a great job for us. He’s going to be a great asset to the University of Hawai’i. He’s going to get an opportunity to catch a lot of balls in Hawai’i. He’s going to shine. You’ll hear about this kid in the next couple of years. Hawai’i got a steal right there.” (HA)

HA Note: “Bradley’s cousin is Bethel Johnson, a wide receiver who was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2003 draft. Johnson won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. During the first half of the past season, Johnson served as a volunteer coach at Navarro.”

About how Bradley learned all he could from Bethel Johnson, Curtis said:
“Rodney soaked up everything Bethel said. He wanted to learn. He wanted to be a sponge. He’s going to adapt to his environment.” (HA)

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