Childs Waiting on Offer

One of the best wide receivers in Southern California, <b>Jeremy Childs</b> from Los Alamitos, is still waiting on his first scholarship offer. He says if one school offered, he'd almost certainly commit...

With the May contact period more than halfway over, frustration is beginning to creep in for Los Alamitos (Calif.) High receiver Jeremy Childs (6-1, 180).

The quick wide receiver has been one of the top playmakers in the West since starting for the Griffins as a sophomore on their CIF Championship squad, yet he hasn't had as much recruiting attention as he had anticipated.

"I don't know what the deal is. It's kind of bugging me, kind of hurts, but all I can do is show them how I am," said Childs.

With spring practice starting for Los Alamitos earlier this week, Childs has been able to, for the time being, turn his attention back to the season instead of on recruiting. "Man, it's great to be back out there," he said. "We're looking real good for next year. I'm ready to go."

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.

On the recruiting front, Childs is hearing from a handful of schools, though he doesn't have an offer yet. Among the schools he is hearing from, he has begun to narrow it down to a solid top three.

"UCLA, Oregon and Florida are my three top schools," said Childs. "I'm hearing from them still, but no offers yet."

With those schools at the top, Childs hopes that an offer comes soon, and thinks it will with the Stanford Nike Camp coming this weekend, which he will attend. He then plans to attend some team camps this summer, and he says if a certain school offered, Childs could end his recruiting quickly.

"If UCLA offered, I'd probably commit then. I kind of want to see what else is out there and available, but if UCLA offered me, I'd probably commit there. That's probably my top school, and my mom wants me to stay local. The academics there are the best, and it just would be great to stay close to home."

Childs plans to attend UCLA's One-Day Camp in June, as well as camps at Arizona and possibly Florida.

Assistant coach Eric Bieniemy is the assistant coach recruiting Childs and he is familiar with some of the players at UCLA, so he's familiar with the school.

Childs has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in June.

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