The Middle Tennessee 2014 recruiting class grew by one Friday night when Florence High (AL) DE/OLB Walter Brady pledged his services to the Blue Raiders.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect is MT's third commitment of the 2014 class and first on the defensive side of the ball, joining TE Max Linder and OG Jesse Moffitt.
For Brady, his commitment to the Blue Raiders puts a cap on his recruitment, which saw him land offers from Marshall, South Alabama and San Diego State while also receiving heavy interest from Auburn, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Texas, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Brady, a native of Memphis, recently moved to the state of Alabama, where he will play for the heralded program of Florence, led by head coach Jamey Dubose. Brady lived in Memphis with his grandmother, but has recently moved to Florence where his mother and sister live.
Along with the transition in his life, Brady will be making another transition on the football field. While Brady played defensive end at Trezevant High School in Memphis, he will move into the outside linebacker position for his senior season.
Florence, as a whole, is loaded with talent and expected to compete for the state championship in 2013. This year alone, there are nine prospects with legitimate chances of signing FBS scholarships next February.
In addition to Brady, the Blue Raiders have been recruiting OL Cole Hardin, DB Quade Alexander, OL Daniel Keith, DB D.J. Armstead and WR Isaac Dillard, with Hardin being the only prospect currently committed to another program (Vanderbilt).
In Brady, the Blue Raiders will get the services of talented player who has played both sides of the ball in the past. As a junior, Brady racked up 96 tackles, nine-and-a-half sacks and two forced fumbles en route to being named to the District 15-AA All District First Team by the Commercial Appeal.
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