Jaylin Bradley was bored and looking at Twitter earlier this week. A friend sent him a message: Do you know your ACT score yet?
The All-Nebraska running back out of Bellevue West hadn’t checked yet. He was nervous to do it. He knew he needed a certain score to keep him on the path toward fully qualifying for a four-year college and giving programs — like Nebraska — the green light to offer him a scholarship.
So he logged into his account. At midnight. That’s when he found out he got the score he needed. Bradley said he was excited. His parents were even more excited when he told them in the morning.
Now, he’s going to be a Husker. Bradley announced on Twitter Thursday night that he was committing to NU. He got the offer around 8 p.m, he told the World-Herald. He committed roughly an hour later.
Bradley said he “vibes” with Husker running backs coach Reggie Davis and loves Husker home games.
“The atmosphere there is just electric,” Bradley said.
So was the 6-foot, 195-pounder during the season. He had 2,917 rushing yards and 50 overall touchdowns — one of the best years of any Nebraska prep player ever. But he didn’t have any FBS offers because of the academic qualification questions. Now, with the test score in hand, he’s on track — and could be NU’s only running back commit in the 2017 class.