In our second part of our Q&A with Calvary Baptist Academy's assistant secondary coach Chance Hester, we take a look at another Arizona Wildcats commit in running back Orlando Bradford. Check out our piece on DB/WR Shun Brown, who also hails from Calvary.
What's Orlando Bradford's biggest strength as a running back? What's the biggest thing he'll need to work on?
Hester: His biggest strength is versatility. Some teams look for a speed back and some look for power backs. Orlando is the perfect combo of both. He can break away 4.5 speed but is 210lbs of muscle and lowers the boom with the best of them. Orlando is a powerful runner that punishes all runners in his way but can also blow past any would be tackler.
Arizona running backs tend to catch passes out of the backfield. How does Bradford do with this?
Hester: Bradford is an excellent receiver out of the backfield. We often spread out to an empty set and throw the ball with Orlando as a slot. One of our most productive plays is hitting Bradford on a wheel route out of the backfield. It was almost a sure TD because in that much space, no one could catch him.
And just like with Shun Brown, coach Hester was kind enough to provide us with Bradford's mid-season senior highlights as well as his junior highlights. Enjoy!