One of the top players in the state of Louisiana is also one of the nation’s top 100 players. Nick Child of Metairie (La.) Rummell definitely has what it takes to be an elite prospect.
Child finished his junior season with five interceptions; one returned 82 yards for a touchdown, 14 punt returns for 204 yards and two touchdowns. His sticky coverage skills and his amazing athletic ability help stand out above the crowd.
“I never thought I’d be picked as one of the top 100 guys in the nation,” Child said. “I guess it’s from playing all of the sports that I do. I stay busy all year round in football, track and baseball.
“I never get a day off and that work ethic has made me what I am today.”
Along with a lot of help from his mother, Dee Child.
“I have no idea where I would be without her,” he said. “She supports me in everything I do. She’s always there for me.”
And what’s also there is plenty of attention from college football recruiters.
While he’s playing American Legion baseball this summer and hitting .400, Child has managed to take unofficial visits to both Florida and LSU – the top two teams on his list.
“I was just up at Florida this past weekend,” he said. “It was really nice. It was for a one-day camp. It was really just to see the facilities, and they were really nice. I liked everything about it.”
But there is some stiff competition from the in-state LSU Tigers.
“I love everything about LSU,” Child said. “I like coach (Nick) Saban and that he’s a defensive back coach. It’s also just an hour from home and my mom would be able to see me every weekend. That would work out nice.”
So it looks like LSU might be tough to beat at this point, but he said he’s not quite ready to pull the trigger – yet.
“I want to get it out of the way before the season starts,” Child said. “That way I can focus on the season and my senior year.”
Child mentioned Stanford, Colorado and Texas in previous updates, but did not list them this time around.