WR Prospect Carter Todd

The 6-3, 185-pound Carter Todd from Merced was an all-state selection as a junior with over 1,000 receiving yards, and he's a good student, too, which has the usual suspects showing interest...

Many scouts think that one of the top receiver prospects in California for the class of 2007 is Merced (Calif.) receiver Carter Todd (6-3, 185).

Interetingly, though, despite a solid junior season, has yet to receive a scholarship offer.

"I'm still waiting on that first offer," said Todd. "I'm hearing from a lot of schools, Stanford, California, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona State and Fresno State."

A new school that has recently begun to show interest is UCLA.

Todd said: "UCLA called the school and were looking for some film on me. They talked with my coach and said one of the coaches would be coming up in May. We had some free time before the Nike Camp (in Los Angeles) and went down there to UCLA's campus and ended up accidentally running into Coach (Gary) DeLoach. My coach knew him and we talked for a while and got to check out the weight room. So UCLA could be a possibility now."

But California and Stanford being closer to home puts them atop Todd's list for now. "Right now, Stanford is my favorite. I'm going to the Nike Camp there on the 13th and then there Junior Day the day after," said Todd. "I'm going to Cal's Junior Day this Saturday. A coach from Fresno State was at our school, too. I'm still pretty open, but Stanford is my favorite."

Todd is also receiving letters from Northwestern and Michigan State, though he prefers to spend his four or five years of college out West. "If I could stay close to home so my family can come watch me play, I wouldn't mind," Todd said.

As he waits for the first offer to come in, Todd's stance is not to make a hasty decision. "I'm not going to jump on the first offer. I want to keep my options open," Todd said. "Plus, I want to take my five official visits."

His fraternal twin, Logan, plays quarterback for Merced and, while both are getting their fair share of letters, both concede that this may be the last season they play together. "We will probably end up going our separate ways. It would be a good advantage if some of the same schools offer us, but its not a big deal if we don't go to the same school. But if it worked out, we're open to it," said Todd.

Todd will be busy the next few months with various combines and camps. Next weekend, he'll be at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles and the following weekend he'll be at the Stanford Nike Camp. Fresno State holds a one-day camp in June that he'll attend, then Merced's varsity team heads to Cal's full-contact team camp.

An all-state underclass selection in 2005, Todd had 71 catches for 1,068 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Merced.

Academically, Todd has a 3.4 GPA and scored a strong 1670 on the SAT.

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