Player: Troy Bradshaw
Position: Offensive Line
School: Mineral Wells (Mineral Wells, Texas)
Offers: Illinois State, Liberty, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Texas State, Texas Tech
Recruiting Services: Rivals | 24/7 Sports | Scout | ESPN
Cumulative Ranking: 0.7899
— Troy Bradshaw (@TroyCalder) June 18, 2017
Bradshaw was the third commit from Sunday, following fellow offensive linemen Clayton Franks and Weston Wright. RedRaiderSports’ Drew Kohnle spoke with Bradshaw about his journey, and it was quite a journey as Bradshaw was diagnosed with Osteomyelitis, which is a staph infection in the bone and had gotten down to 218 pounds (the post says that he is up to 280 and I always use the height and weight in the Hudl profile).
“I had always thought I was going to commit to Texas Tech,” Bradshaw said. “I was going to visit Baylor today, just to see everything and the coaches wanted to see me, but I didn’t think there was anything that they could show me that would pull me away from Texas Tech. I had gotten a text last night from coach Jones telling me that Clayton (Franks) and Weston (Wright) were committing today. At that point, I decided to cancel the Baylor visit and then I knew I couldn’t wait till Wednesday anymore because if I wait till Wednesday, I might not have the chance to play at the school I’ve wanted to play at since I was seven years old at my first Tech game.”
Bradshaw does look thin in the video, but again, like Wright, Bradshaw is a huge kid and has a huge frame. Bradshaw also does a really good job with spacing and moving his body very quickly where he needs to be and you like that quickness. You can tell that Bradshaw really doesn’t have the strength and bodies his defender pretty quickly, but I’d imagine that with added weight and strength he’ll be able to use those long arms to his advantage.