Millikan standout receiver Malik Bradford committed to play football at Cal.
I’m not one to get all excited at a commitment, because the whole thing is worn out in my opinion. We get it, Bosco quarterback – you’re blessed to have received your 31st offer from such and such school. I SERIOUSLY DON’T CARE.
BUT…this commitment is a big deal. Bradford’s showing that little old public schools can get players out too. And it’s nice to know that college scouts still watch game film. They don’t just show up to 7-on-7 showcases, see a player catch five passes, and offer him a scholarship. “This guy really impressed me in shorts and protective headgear.” Just stop. I want to know if the guy shows up when it counts.
Bradford has. He’s big (6’2” 210), physical, can run, and is a matchup nightmare for anyone on the other side of the ball. He’ll go over the middle for you, block for your running backs, AND. HE. CAN. PASS. (I actually don’t know if he can pass. I made that up).
Bradford’s also the ultimate team guy. Get all the recruiting nonsense out of the way before the actual season starts, so it’s not a distraction to teammates – savvy move.
Millikan’s gonna be good this year. They basically have every skill player coming back for the 2018 season. Junior QB Qeanu Campbell-Caldwell threw for over 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns last year and is mature beyond his years. They have the top receiving core in CIF-SS Division 7 without a doubt, with Bradford, Dylan Davis, Jayden Davis, and Zach Martin. And with Bradford’s commitment to Cal, the dominoes should start to fall for his fellow teammates as well. It’s like a Rube Goldberg machine. And by the way, Rube Goldberg also went to Cal. Coincidence? Yeah probably, but maybe not. You never know.
The Rams have to be the favorites to win the CIF title in Division 7. Head coach Justin Utupo completely flipped the Millikan football program and it should be a blast to watch at DeHaven Stadium this season.