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

By JUSTIN HARPER Published: June 22, 2010
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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

/> 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. He not only plays school baseball for Broken Arrow (he went 7-5 on the mound for the Tigers), he also plays for a travel team based out of Texas and spends most the summer on the diamond.

"Football-wise he's always a little bit behind because he plays baseball so extensively,” said Spavital. "He may not be totally up to par in all his fundamentals (compared to a lot of the top recruits), but talent-wise he's above and beyond.”

Bradley did participate in spring drills and team camp with the Tigers before leaving for Texas for the summer to play baseball.

"He did very well,” Spavital said. "He went through spring and team camp and did a great job. He got better along the way and hopefully we'll get him in here a little bit over the summer when he's not playing baseball.”

While the more time he gets with his football teammates, the better off he'll be, it's not like Bradley won't adapt just fine.

"What he brings to us is his leadership ability and competitive edge,” Spavital said. "He likes to work hard and he brings others into that mode.”