Pitt landed its third recruit in a span of 24 hours on Thursday, with the commitment of Jaden Bradley, a wide receiver out of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Bradley is the sixth member of the program’s rapidly expanding 2021 class as well as the fourth from the DMV region, where Pitt receivers coach Chris Beatty has recruited particularly well in recent years.
100% Committed #H2P #PITT2L1TT pic.twitter.com/tVVedlqcNc— Jaden G Bradley (@JadenBradleyyy) April 23, 2020
The 6’4”, 195-pound receiver holds three-star ratings from both 247Sports and Rivals, and he chose Pitt over 11 other offers, with the most notable coming from Virginia and Wake Forest. Bradley visited Pitt twice during his recruitment: once on Nov. 30 of last year, and once on Jan. 25. And most recently, he visited North Carolina on Feb. 1, although he has no reported offer from the school. No other schools received a visit from Bradley.
“Jaden Bradley has been one of the hottest recruits in the DMV this offseason,” Chad Ricardo of NBC Sports Washington said on April 3. “The 6’4” DeMatha Stags receiver has the length to snatch passes out of the air and offers from top programs.”
Pitt offensive coordinator Mark Whipple has been after tall, productive receivers this offseason, and he has had success, as he landed Jake McConnachie, a 6’5” New Jersey wideout who committed as a preferred walk-on to the 2020 class, as well as Bradley. The lengthy receivers should benefit the successor to Kenny Pickett at quarterback, providing them with some big targets to hit downfield. They should also allow Whipple to field a more productive passing offense in the near future.
With his commitment to Pitt, Bradley joins Myles Alston, Rodney Hammond, Nahki Johnson, Javon McIntyre and Trevion Stevenson in the program’s 2021 class.