Orlando Scandrick spoke with Scout.com's Chris Fetters today and gave Bronco fans something to cheer about.. twice!
"I knew some people on the team, like Quinton Jones and Ellis Powers," Scandrick told Scout.com Monday. "I like the football up there, the town the coaches and everything."
So could Orlando confirm Childs' commit? "We're both Broncos," he said emphatically. "It's a good system up there, a good program and they are up-and-coming. And we just felt comfortable up there, we felt accepted. We didn't know a lot of people up there, but it was just a good fit for us."
Both Los Al players are done taking trips. "We're both solid," said Scandrick. "We're going to be there as soon as we graduate."
Childs,(6' 180lbs, 4.5 40 30-inch VJ), a 3-year starter for Los Al, was an early commit to UCLA, but questions about his SAT scores kept the Buins from fully accepting his commitment. That delay may have left a bad taste in Child's mouth as he has recently said that he did indeed get a qualifying score, but that since his commitment UCLA has gone after other WR's when they told him they were done.
Scandrick, (5'11 185lbs 4.55 40 30-inch VJ), similarly, was all but locked up with Washington State, but when he decided to look around a little longer the Cougars went with another athlete, leaving Orlando with Oregon and Boise State amongst his favorites. Then when the Ducks also unexpectedly pulled their offer, Scandrick fell into the welcome arms of the Broncos, who wasted little time showing both teammates just how badly they were wanted.Although both teammates were standout WR's for Los Al, Scandrick projects as a cover corner with his size, speed, instincts, and abilities. Scandrick could see playing time as a True Freshman as the Broncos search for a replacement for 4-year starter and NFL hopeful Gabe Franklin. Los Alamitos Coach John Barnes said that, "Orlando is a great cover corner on defense. He can get in your hip and just run with you all day. You can't shake him." Childs, who has been ranked as high as a top-3 Cali WR, and top-20 National WR could battle for immediate time as well as the Broncos replace team leaders TJ Acree and Lawrence Bady. Childs ended the season with 82 catches for 1,143 yards and 21 touchdowns
The duo was also recently honored together, they were both named to the 2004-05 LA-Times All-Region team for Orange County. Both were named to the 1st Team All-Region Offense as the starting WR's.