Recruiting

Gus Bradley gone from Jacksonville, but best days there ahead for QB son Carter

Carter Bradley
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Gus Bradley’s football tenure in Jacksonville is over, but the best may yet be in store for his son.

Bradley, who was fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars last December after four seasons as coach, now serves as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers. His son, Carter Bradley, however, remains in the city as the starting quarterback for Providence High School.

Carter Bradley (6 feet 3, 208 pounds) is a three-star prospect who is ranked among the top 25 pro-style quarterbacks in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. He remains uncommitted entering his final season of high school football.

“I’m just kind of keeping my options open,” Bradley told GN. “When I’m ready to commit, I’ll commit. There are a couple schools out there that I’m pretty interested in. There are a couple schools that haven’t offered me that I’m interested in. It’s just kind of seeing how everything shakes out. I’m really excited about what’s coming up.

“You know, it’s an offer, a full ride scholarship to go play football for free and to go get school in for free.”

Although Bradley isn’t rushing his recruiting process, he has been busy taking visits over the past several months, trips which have included stops at numerous SEC schools.

“I went to LSU, I took one at Florida, I took one at Georgia, Toledo, and I’m trying to get out to Colorado State,” Bradley said.

Bradley is destined to be a collegiate quarterback, but that’s not where he wants his career to end. He has always dreamed of playing in the NFL. He attributes the experiences he’s gained through his father for allowing him to be prepared for high school football, college football and beyond.

“When he was in Tampa, that’s when I really started to see, this is the NFL,” Bradley said. “Then going up to Seattle, seeing Russell Wilson, seeing how he prepares, it really helped me.

“Going down to Jacksonville and him being a head coach, I could be around it even more. Just seeing how everything works and seeing what I need to do to get to that point helped me out so much.”

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