Official Visit Puts ASU at the Top of WR's List

Jeremy Childs, a 6-0 180 three-star receiver from Los Alamitos (Calif.) high school, enjoyed every bit of his official visit to Tempe.

"It went real real good," said Jeremy Childs who thus far has 47 catches for 568 yards and 11 touchdowns for the 7-1 Griffins. "I liked the coaches and they made me feel very comfortable. It was just really nice out there. My host was Jeremy Payton. I know him from back home. We were together in some passing leagues and camps. He was a real good host."

Many recruits point to the Sun Devils' facilities as an aspect that heavily impressed them during their visit. However, Childs was actually taken back the most by the school's tradition, as well as the squad's camaraderie. "The players have leaders on this team, like Andrew Walter, and you can tell they all really care about each other," Childs stated. "The coaches also care a lot about their players."

"Because it was senior day, all the seniors spoke before the game and were sharing their experiences at ASU," Childs continued. "After the game I was in the locker room again, and everybody was hollering singing the fight song. It was real nice."

As a wide receiver, Childs was naturally impressed by the 45 points the maroon and gold put on the board yesterday, as well as the team's offensive style in general. "It's lovely," he exclaimed. "Man, they throw deep, they do everything. They get everybody involved. At one point Walter completed passes to 7-8 receivers. It was just unbelievable. I loved it."

Being that this was his first official trip, Childs didn't want to verbal before he could compare ASU to other schools. "I liked that they (ASU) didn't pressure me to verbal," he commented. "I wanted to go out there and see what it's all about. They were one of my favorites before the visit, but now they're at the top of my list." He added that he plans tripping to UCLA and Oregon, but he has no dates in mind.

When asked what factors will be crucial for his verbal, he replied: "The depth chart, and is it a place that I really want to be in. I'm gonna be there for four years, and it's not like high school that you can just transfer if you don't like it."

Childs carries a 2.8 GPA and is awaiting his ACT score.

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