Wakulla High School linebacker Nigel Bradham committed to Florida State this weekend. The 6’2 220 War Eagle is widely considered among the best linebackers prospects in the country.
“I did commit to them (Florida State) the other day. I was just real comfortable with all of their coaches, even the new ones that joined their staff. I like Coach (Bobby) Bowden, Coach Mickey (Andrews), Coach (Jimbo) Fisher, Coach (Chuck) Amato, and Coach (Rick) Trickett. I have always liked the school.
Bradham attended the Florida practice session with teammate CJ Holton last Wednesday afternoon. I asked if something that he saw during that session last played a role in helping secure his decision.
“I kind of already knew, but yeah, I looked out there and saw all of those linebackers and they’re all going to be there a long time,” Bradham said. “I enjoyed visiting the practice. It was nothing against them or the coaches there. I really like Coach (Chuck) Heater, Coach (Urban) Meyer, and Coach (Charlie) Strong. I have a good relationship with them. They probably don’t like it, but I think they understand. They sent me a text message and I just told them it was true.”
Bradham said that the fact the Gators did not offer Holton during the visit played a very small part in his decision. Holton and Bradham have both said in interviews that they would enjoy playing at the college level together. However, by no means was it something they insisted upon.
“I think this is finally over,” he said, “I’m the kind of person who when I give my word, it means something. I’m committed now and I just plan on keeping it.”