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Jaylin Bradley has dream come true by committing to Nebraska

Jaylin Bradley had many high points over the past year as a record-breaking running back at Bellevue (Neb.) West, but tonight may have topped them all when he was offered a scholarship by Nebraska's head coach and he promptly committed.

"Well, Mike Riley called me about an hour ago," Bradley relayed. "When I picked up he said, 'Jaylin, how is it going? I want to get right to it and we want to offer you a scholarship.' So I was pretty happy. I was speechless for the most part.'"

When the conversation ended, Bradley had a quick discussion with his parents and called Coach Riley back to secure his place in this 2017 recruiting class for the Cornhuskers.

"I talked it over with my family and they were like,'Yeah, you should commit.' We had been talking already about if they did offer me that that's where I would probably go," Bradley said.

"So we talked it over one more time that it was the right choice for me and I called him back five minutes later and committed."

Bradley and Coach Riley also discussed when he would be taking his official visit the Lincoln and it will either be on the 13th or the 20th of January.

"He thinks I would fit right in with their offense," Bradley said. "This is something I have been dreaming about since I was a little kid. You know, my mom is happy because she wants me to stay close to home. So we both kind of got something good out of it."

Bradley was also able to inform Thunderbirds head coach Michael Huffman of his good news.

"Yeah, I let him know and he was screaming on the phone," Bradley stated.

Bradley had 2915 [9 yards per carry] with 50 rushing touchdowns as a senior. He also had 19 receptions for 230 yards with one touchdown. For his high school career, Bradley had 5,308 total yards with 83 total touchdowns.

Bradley was named the All-Nebraska football captain by the Omaha World Herald as he helped lead Bellevue West to the Class A state title and an undefeated record in 2016.