We had a chance to catch up with Los Alamitos (Calif.) wide out Jeremy Childs following the Griffins dramatic double overtime win over Edison, Huntington Beach last night. Childs, who was very close to committing to UCLA back in the summer, has now made some changes on his leader board and said two new schools stand out.
Childs, 6-0, 180 pounds showed Thursday night why he’s easily one of the elite receives in the West region. He caught a school record 15 balls for 160 yards and two touchdowns including one in the games first overtime that tied the score and sent the game in to double overtime. When it comes to running routes, knowing how to find open space in a defense and then having the hands to catch any ball, only Long Beach Poly’s Desean Jackson can match him.
Jackson was actually on hand for the game as well and always talks glowingly about Childs.
“That’s my boy right there,” Jackson said. “He’s a baller, I love watching him play, he could play for any school in the country I think. I like watching him because he knows how to play the game, he’s a pure receiver with all the skills you need.”
We always say ‘players know players’ and it’s tough to argue with one of the nation’s top five wide outs like Jackson.
On the recruiting front, Childs said there has been some changes on his list.
“I still like UCLA, they’re definitely on my list but that’s the one school in the Pac 10 that hasn’t been calling me,” Childs said. “Everyone else I talk with every week but I’ve only talked to UCLA like twice in the last couple of months. Maybe they have been leaving messages for me and I just haven’t been getting them, I don’t know. They have some good young receivers so maybe they’re not as interested in me any more, I’m not sure. I really like Oregon and Arizona State a lot right now and will definitely take official visits to both schools.
“I’m not sure who else I’ll visit or how many visits I’ll take but those two, I will definitely visit. I like the offenses at both Oregon and ASU, they’re pretty similar in how they like to get the ball down the field and I want to play in an offense that really features the passing game so that’s why I’m so high on those two right now.”