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Super 30: Broken Arrow's Archie Bradley rolls with changes

By JUSTIN HARPER Published: June 22, 2010

photo - Broken Arrow quarterback Archie Bradley will also play baseball at OU.  Photo by CORY YOUNG, Tulsa World
Broken Arrow quarterback Archie Bradley will also play baseball at OU. Photo by CORY YOUNG, Tulsa World
A lot has changed for Archie Bradley in the past two years.

In the fall of 2008, Bradley was a sophomore quarterback at Muskogee who was already drawing college interest.

At that time, he listed his top choices as Oklahoma State and Southern California.

Flash forward to the present and Bradley is getting set to begin his senior season at Broken Arrow and has committed to the University of Oklahoma to play both football and baseball.

More changes are in store for Bradley this coming fall.

The Tigers have installed a new offense under new head coach Steve Spavital, who was elevated from his spot as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator in January after the resignation of Ron Lancaster. Spavital's offense will feature more passing and less power-running formations, which will play to Bradley's strengths.

"We're going to be a little more spread out and just to try to utilize some talent a little better,” said Spavital. "It will fit in with Archie very well. We've been basically a two-back team and we're going to open things up.”

What's more, west-side football fans will get a glimpse of the future Sooner this season because Broken Arrow will meet four teams from the west in 2010. Southmoore, Norman, Putnam City West and Shawnee will compete in District 6A-3 along with BA, Jenks, Sapulpa and Muskogee.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder passed for 1,667 yards and 21 touchdowns in his first season at Broken Arrow. He picked OU over OSU, Houston, Texas Tech, Tulsa and UCLA.

Because of his baseball skills, Bradley hasn't had the year-round football experience many of the top QB recruits have had for several years by the time they are seniors.


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