One of the best wide receivers on the West Coast in Jeremy Childs (6-1, 180, 4.5) from Los Alamitos, Calif. Childs first burst onto the scene with a solid performance at the USC Nike camp when he was still a freshman. Some felt he was the best underclassmen in the state going into his junior season a year ago.
Childs didn’t have the encore season that was expected of him as a junior, but still his performance was impressive with his 57 receptions for 750 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
Childs was selected all-state, all-county, all-league and Long Beach Press Telegraph’s Dream Team for his junior season.
Perhaps his sophomore season was a tough act to follow, Childs was the State of California's Sophomore State Player of the Year. He reminds many of former Los Al wide receiver great Keenan Howry, but with more size and he caught 70 passes as a sophomore.
Childs has outstanding body control and he catches everything near him. He is extremely athletic, look for Childs to play some safety on passing downs his senior season.
“Jeremy is a great football player,” Barnes said. “He runs incredible routes and if the ball is anywhere near him he will catch it.”
“Jeremy has great leaping ability,” Barnes said. “He plays like a guy who 6-foot-4.”
“I can’t say enough about his route running,” Barnes said. “He runs perfect routes.”
“Jeremy knows out to move into a route and come out of a break,” Barnes said. “Once he catches the football, Jeremy is good running the ball after the catch.”
Every Pac10 and Big 12 team has shown interest in Childs.
UCLA, USC, Cal, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Florida and Fresno State are a sampling of the schools that are showing early interest in Childs.
According Rivals.com’s Ducks Sports Authority UCLA is the team to beat in the early going.