When you play wide receiver for a team that has four-star wide out Jamere Holland (6-1, 175, 4.35) and a group of some of the most talented running backs in the Los Angeles City Section then you may find yourself struggling to get recognition.
That doesn't seem to be the case for wide receiver Chris Wellington (6-3, 195, 4.41) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft who six offers on the table.
The schools that Wellington has on the table are from Florida, Mississippi State, San Diego State, Utah, Oregon State and Arizona.
"Arizona is my current favorite," Wellington said. "They were the first school to offer me a scholarship."
"I am going to wait to make a decision on visits," Wellington said. "I want see if other schools offer me this fall."
"I'm getting a lot of letters from all the schools that have offered," Wellington said. "I'm also hearing a lot from Arizona State, Colorado, LSU and Oregon."
"I also have interest in UCLA," Wellington said. "My family and Manuel White's family are great friends."
Wellington plays for a school that always works hard in the off-season and like most of Taft's players he stayed at home and didn't attend any camps. Wellington and his Taft teammates worked out together at school and competed in multiple seven-on-seven competitions.
Wellington has a long arms and that makes bench pressing a hard feat. Still he currently benches 250 pounds, squats 480 and cleans 225. He also has recorded a 36-inch vertical.
Add that to his already good height and you can the type of potential this young man has.
As a junior, Wellington had 20 receptions for 261 yards while averaging 13.1 yards per catch and scored seven touchdowns.
Wellington's junior season performance saw him earn second-team all-city and first-team all-league honors.
Wellington is a member of the Rivals.com preseason California Top 100 team for the class of 2006. He landed as the Golden State's No. 64 prospect at any position.