Saturday, May 30, 2015

Football: Timber Creek's Bradford commits to UConn

Football: Timber Creek's Bradford commits to UConn

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By Phil Anastasia

Lamont Bradford sees himself as a lineman.

Not a guard. Not a tackle. Not an offensive guy or a defensive guy.

A versatile, valuable, all-around lineman.

"That's how I want to be known," Bradford said.

The 6-4, 295-pound senior at Timber Creek said the coaches at the University of Connecticut see him the same way.

That's one reason Bradford committed on Wednesday to attend UConn on a football scholarship.

"They see me as a true lineman," Bradford said. "Maybe some offensive guard, maybe some center, maybe even defense. They think I can be more than just a tackle or just a guard. They think I can be a true lineman."

Bradford is a three-year starter for Timber Creek. He also had offers from Temple and Old Dominion.

Bradford is the  third Timber Creek senior to commit to a Division I program. Wide receiver Adonis Jennings has committed to Rutgers and defensive back Justice Davila has committed to Old Dominion.

A top student, Bradford plans to major in pre-law at UConn.

Bradford visited Connecticut for a camp in June. He said he was determined to make a decision before the start of the season as Timber Creek seeks its third straight South Jersey title.

Timber Creek, the defending SJ 4 champion, opens its season Sept. 13 at Camden Catholic.

"It's like a weight off my shoulders," Bradford said.

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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