The Other Receiver at Taft

While Woodland Hills Taft's Jamere Holland has gotten all the pub, there is another wide receiver at the school with five scholarship offers of his own, 6-2, 195-pound Chris Wellington...

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft receiver Chris Wellington (6-2, 195) hasn't received the publicity his teammate Jamere Holland has, but that hasn't stopped Wellington from receiving five scholarship offers.

Wellington has received offers from Arizona, Oregon, Mississippi, Florida and San Diego State. Meanwhile, Washington, Oregon State, Michigan State, USC and UCLA all have shown interest in him.

"My top four are Arizona, Florida, Oregon State and Washington," said Wellington. "But if the L.A. schools got more involved, it would be cool to play for either of them."

The speedy Wellington didn't attend any combines or camps in the spring, yet still received strong interest. Playing with Holland and Florida-signee Josh Portis enabled Wellington to get some interest nationally, including from the Gators.

"Josh going there helped me and Jamere get exposure to the coaches. It would be cool to go out there and play with him. Florida is always a good school," said Wellington.

Also a solid sprinter, Wellington said his speed is what makes him a threat to score each time he touches the ball. As a junior, he only had 20 catches but nine of those were for touchdowns.

And as good as a receiver as he could be, Wellington said some schools like him as a defensive back, either at free safety or at cornerback, though he prefers receiver.

Wellington said he plans to take a few trips and try to see what other offers he can get before making a decision.

He has a 3.0 GPA and will take the SAT in the fall.


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