Liberty QB commit Jayden Bradford has helped lead his team to a 7-0 start to the season. IMG Academy is ranked the No. 4 team in the country at the high school level.
Liberty’s highest rated recruit in school history, according to the 247Sports Composite, Bradford has continued his strong play from last year, his first season at IMG. In 2022, Bradford completed 71 of 91 passes (78%) for 1,071 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions. He also rushed the ball 27 times for 53 yards and 2 additional scores.
This season, Bradford has thrown 67 of 112 passes for a 59.8% completion percentage. He has thrown for 1,132 yards, 14 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. That’s right, through nearly two complete seasons as starting quarterback and attempting 203 passes, he has not thrown 1 interception.
This past week, Bradford was 7 of 11 passing for 174 yards and 4 touchdowns as he helped IMG to a 53-7 win over Gray Collegiate Academy. Bradford is now 15-1 as starting quarterback for IMG.
.@LibertyFootball commit @JaydenBradford7 hits @Vol_Football commit @jechols24 on a 28-yard TD pass and it’s becoming a rout, fast. @IMGAFootball 21, @graycollacademy 0, 1st Q 2:15 @SBLiveSports @SBLiveFL @SBLiveSC @LouatTheState @AndrewNemec @Prep_Gridiron @BigCountyPreps1… pic.twitter.com/DwiOCxp04H
— Andy Villamarzo (@Andy_Villamarzo) October 19, 2023
Bradford has a long list of offers including several from the Power Five such as Penn State, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Louisville, Missouri, NC State, South Carolina, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech. Bradford’s Group of Five offers include Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, UNLV, and UAB.
Bradford is originally from South Carolina where he attended Chapin High School before transferring to national powerhouse IMG Academy. Many had South Carolina and Penn State as the favorites for the talented quarterback, and he had announced a top three of USC, Penn State, and NC State in March before the Flames got heavily involved.
Bradford has been rated as the No. 2 quarterback currently committed to a Group of Five school with the No. 1 QB on the list committed to SMU who moves to the Power Five and ACC next season.