Despite coming up just a little short in the city championship game this year, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft still had a great season finishing 13-1. The Toreadors are littered with Div I prospects including standout receiver Chris Wellington.
Wellington, 6-1, 180 pounds caught 24 balls for 460 yards and four touchdowns. He added 29 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries playing cornerback but Wellington definitely prefers offense and is being recruited primarily as a receiver.
Like his teammate Jamere Holland, Wellington put recruiting on the backburner during the season and will now take all his official visits during January.
"He has two trips set up and is setting the other two," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "He's going to Oregon State (Jan. 6) and Arizona (Jan. 13). Washington and Mississippi State are the schools he still needs to set up dates with. Arizona was hoping to get Chris and Jamere to trip in on the same weekend but it didn't work out so they'll miss each other by a week.
"Mississippi State has really worked hard on both of our receivers and Coach Croom was over here recently and really impressed us. I think Chris and Jamere may take that visit together and probably the one to Washington as well. He should be ready to make his decision around signing day."