Then came an offer from Ohio State and things progressed faster than Todd ever anticipated.
"It was surprising and overwhelming how quickly everything happened," said Todd. "I knew colleges were interested in me but I didn't expect it to blow up like this. But it's been nice. I was talking to Ohio State last year and even though they didn't offer, I knew they had interest. I wasn't shocked when they offered, but it was surprising, especially how things took off."
Todd now boasts offers from Arizona State, Clemson, Colorado State, Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, Iowa State, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Utah and Washington to go with those two early offers from Eastern Washington and New Mexico State.
Oklahoma offered Todd on Thursday.
"Right now, all of the offers stand out to me," said Todd. "But the ones that kind of opened my eyes were the ones from Clemson, Florida, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Ole Miss. It was surprising when they all came in, especially the east coast offers. I hardly had any West Coast offers."
But more Western schools could get involved with Todd.
Todd said most schools like him split out wide, though Ohio State likes him in the slot.
"I just want to go to a school that throws the ball," said Todd. "I didn't really have a favorite college team, I just liked whoever was on and whoever was throwing."
Todd said he's studied Marqise Lee at USC and old tapes of NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
"I've watched how they caught the ball, how they got open and how they got yards after the catch," said Todd.
Todd said the only camp he's planning to attend this spring or summer is the USC Camp and will work with La Mirada in team 7on7.
Academically, he's scheduled to take the SAT this spring.