For any player who wishes to make his college decision, there is actually two decisions to make. The first is what school to commit to and the second is when to actually make the announcement. For Los Alamitos (Calif.) wide out Jeremy Childs, it appears he has the former already taken care of.
We caught up with Childs at the Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison passing tournament earlier today where he looked like the top prospect in the event by far. Childs, 6-0, 180 pounds put on a show during pool play burning defensive backs with ease and catching every ball throw his way.
Childs is so smooth in his route running and could be the most polished wide out in the West region. He has good size, better than average speed and no one has better than hands. Even though just about every team the Griffins played against made sure to roll over a safety to his side, Childs still had no problem getting open and caught four touchdowns in the first game of the day. He definitely lived up to his billing as one of the nation’s top 15 wide receivers.
On the recruiting front, Childs just received a new offer from Arizona State this week and also has been offered by UCLA, Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming. According to the talented athlete, his decision could come any day now but the school has been selected.
“I’m definitely going to UCLA,” Childs said. “I just need to sit down with my family and iron things out. We need to have that discussion before I do anything but I’m definitely going there, it’s a done deal.”
Childs also spent some quality time with UCLA players Marcedes Lewis and Michael Pitre who were on hand as referees for the tournament. The players discussed everything from the style of offense new OC Tom Cable will run, quarterback Drew Olson and most importantly, the talent level of the female Bruins on campus.