If 2014 wide receiver Dallis Todd has seemed to come out of nowhere, well, that's not exactly the case. There is a story however.
Dallis Shipp, the 2013 standout from La Mirada, Calif., has changed his last name to Todd and also reclassified for the 2014 class since he's so young and still has another year of eligibility left.
His recruitment has taken off recently and some big-time programs have already offered. Others could definitely be on the way.
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So far, Todd, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound prospect, has landed offers from Iowa State, Louisville, Nebraska, Ohio State, Tennessee, New Mexico State and Eastern Washington. The Volunteers' one came in Tuesday.
La Mirada coach Mike Moschetti said Oklahoma has shown a lot of interest along with Arizona State and it seems like every day or so another program is getting involved with the new 2014 recruit.
"He's big-time," Moschetti said.
"He's only played two years of football. His film two years ago, he had a big year numbers-wise, he had about 68 receptions but it was just catch the ball and get tackled. There were no YAC yards.
"The goal going into this past year we really focused on his explosiveness, he had to make people miss, he had to run by people and he did all that this year. He's young and he's raw."
Todd, who still played under the last name Shipp this past season, finished with 72 receptions for 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns on a loaded La Mirada team that also features four-star tight end Tyler Luatua (2014) and 2015 quarterback Kevin Dillman.
Another off-season for Todd and another big year could definitely garner him many more opportunities.
"He's getting bigger and stronger and faster and he's a long strider and he's big and he can run," Moschetti said.
And he's had a whirlwind few weeks picking up offers.