Update on Jeremy Childs

The wide receiver from Los Alamitos (Calif.) High, <b>Jeremy Childs</b>, has been close to committing to UCLA for the last couple of months. Where does he stand now?

After spending most of the summer saying he was close to giving a commitment to UCLA, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High receiver Jeremy Childs (6-1, 180) has pushed back the once-imminent commitment and opened up his recruiting process.

"I just wanted to see all of my options. I still like UCLA a lot, and they are probably my leader, but I'm looking at some other schools too," said Childs.

Childs has the offer from the Bruins, while also having one from Arizona, Oregon, Arizona State, Fresno State and Boise State.

Arizona could be the main competition as one of Childs' closest friends, former Los Al defensive back Antoine Cason, is a freshman starter for the Wildcats. He said, "I talked to Antoine not too long ago about Arizona. They want me to take a trip out there and I think I am."

UCLA is still heavily in the mix, though, for Childs, and he said he still could end up in Westwood. "Oh yeah, I never stopped liking UCLA. I just am looking at some other places. Coach (Don) Johnson calls me and is still really recruiting me," Childs said.

One of the premier receivers on the West Coast, Childs is having a strong senior year for the 7-1 Griffins. He has 47 catches for 568 yards and 11 touchdowns. But it was a game against Edison when Childs felt he really reached his potential.

"Against Edison, they were our toughest game since Mission (Viejo). But I just felt good going into that game for some reason," said Childs.

He ended the evening with one of the top performances in CIF this year, grabbing 15 passes for 160 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He said "We've really regrouped since the game against Mission Viejo and now we're just trying to prepare ourselves for the CIF Playoffs."

Childs now says he will take his five official trips and decide on a school when those are completed.

Childs has a 3.3 GPA and will take his SAT in December.

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