Top Targets: A. Bradshaw Receives First Offer

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Graham high school standout Ahmad Bradshaw , who is one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia, has received his first official scholarship offer…it’s from the University of Virginia.

“Virginia is the only school to offer me so far,” said Bradshaw. “They [verbally] offered me in March and I recently received an official letter. It’s a big relief to have my first scholarship offer.”

Both Virginia and Virginia Tech have been recruiting Bradshaw hard in the early going. The possibility exists that he may make an early decision, but he wants to see what the month of May brings before making any commitment.

“Florida State was my childhood favorite and I like them a lot,” said Bradshaw. “They want me to camp, but I don’t think it will happen. Virginia Tech is good because so many people from around here would support me. I went to the Spring game, and that was alright. I’ve been to Virginia as well…I like it up there. They are probably showing me the most interest right now.

“Right now, though, I’m pretty open and just taking things as they come. I may make an early decision [depending on who offers], but I’ll just have to see.”

At 5-10, 180 pounds, Bradshaw is the heart and soul of Graham football. As a junior, he rushed for 2,282 yards and 27 touchdowns. As a runner, he displays elusiveness and breakaway speed. He is more than just a runner however, which is what makes him such a talented prospect.

Bradshaw has great hands, which he used to pull down 36 receptions as a junior. On defense, he plays safety and is an extremely hard hitter.

“He’ll take your clothes off of you,” said Graham coach Glynn Carlock. “Ahmad is a ferocious hitter.”

Capable of playing running back, wide receiver, or both defensive back positions in college, Bradshaw has one position in particular he wants to play…and the answer may surprise some fans who have seen him carve up defenses over the past two years.

“Safety is my position…I love it,” said Bradshaw. “That’s the position I want to play in college. I just love hitting people.

“Some of the schools recruiting me want me to play cornerback. Virginia