Virginia Tech continued adding to its 2014 football class with the commitment of Jaylen Bradshaw on Wednesday. Bradshaw, a wide receiver from Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith received an offer on Sunday at the Hokies’ camp and only waited three days to make his decision.
Without an offer, Bradshaw attended the camp Sunday to prove his worth. Luckily for him, he came out with the offer he says he’s wanted due to his relationship with assistant coach Bryan Stinespring and his many trips to Blacksburg.
“Virginia Tech is where I’ve been wanting to go for a long time, for some years now, since maybe eighth grade,” Bradshaw told HokieHaven.com. “On my visits up there, it’s a really good atmosphere. I get a good vibe from the fans, the players and the coaches. It feels like a really good, laid-back place that fits me.”
Bradshaw is a tall receiver at (6-0, 170) which proves to be a dangerous combination with his athleticism. He has run a 4.4 40-yard dash and has recorded a 39-inch vertical jump. Wide receiver instincts also run in his blood, as one of Bradshaw's cousins is former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams.
Though Bradshaw has the size, athleticism and pedigree to be a top-notch receiver, 247Sports only rates him as a two-star, while Rivals.com has not rated him.
Bradshaw chose the Hokies over offers from Campbell, Charlotte, Delaware, U.Mass and Towson. He says he is now finished with his recruitment after committing.
He may be able to help the Hokies before stepping onto the field, however. He is teammates with five-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown, and Bradshaw says he will try to recruit Brown to Virginia Tech.