Before getting on the plane to head to the Nike Camp at Stanford, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High receiver Jeremy Childs, 6-1, 180, was offer-less.
His performance there made that a thing of the past.
Last week, Childs received his first offer, from Wyoming, and then the one he was waiting for, from UCLA. In addition, Arizona and Colorado extended offers as well.
But it was the one from the Bruins that made the most impact.
“That was the one I was waiting for and looking to,” said Childs. “I was real excited. It was from Coach (Karl) Dorrell and it was just great to get that one.”
Childs said that UCLA continues to be his strong leader, but he isn’t ready to commit just yet.
“I want to look and see if some more options come and just get a better idea of what is out there. But UCLA is still my number one school. I just want to see what my options are.”
Along with his four offers, Arizona State, Oregon State and Notre Dame have all been by Los Alamitos the past couple weeks and have said an offer could be forthcoming.
Childs said, “It gives me more confidence now, knowing I’m being noticed and some offers are coming in.”
Childs only did the vertical at the Nike Camp, but said he felt he did his best in the one-on-ones. “I jumped 31-inches, but didn’t do the bench, forty or shuttle. I though in the one-on-ones I did really well though. I wanted to go up against the best DBs so I could measure myself against them. It was definitely worth the trip up there,” said Childs, who was a little weary from flying to the Bay Area that Saturday morning. “Had I gone up Friday night and adjusted, I probably could have done better.”
Childs isn’t sure if he will attend the One-Day Camp at UCLA this weekend, and doesn’t have any immediate plans for summer camps. “I think I may leave it on how I did at Nike,” said Childs.
Childs holds a 3.0 GPA and he’ll take the SAT this weekend for the first time. “I’ve been studying real hard for them. It’s my first try and I’ll take them again, but I’d like to get qualified the first time.”
Childs will enter his senior year coming off a junior season that saw him named a Second Team All-State underclass pick when he caught 57 passes for 800 yards and 8 touchdowns.