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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Buckeyes offer emerging California WR

By Brad Bournival & Erik McKinney

Head out to La Mirada, Calif., and it is hard not to notice the latest junior wide receiver with an Ohio State offer.

He’s the 6-foot-5, 210-pound Matador with the numbers to match his large frame.

The Buckeyes became the first major college program to offer Dallis Todd, joining Eastern Washington and New Mexico State.

Todd is a 2014 wideout who made 72 catches for 1,041 yards and scored 10 touchdowns this season in just 11 games and is one that could blow up on the recruiting circuit very soon.

“Dallis is going to be a national recruit,” La Mirada head coach Mike Moschetti said. “He reminds me of Randy Moss. He’s so big, athletic and fast.”

Todd is an interesting junior as well as he was originally a member of the 2013 class, but was granted an additional year of high school eligibility due to circumstances beyond his control.

He didn’t begin high school until May of his freshman year. By the time his senior year hit and colleges began recruiting him, it would have been impossible for him to qualify academically at a four-year school. But his circumstance and age -- Todd turned 17 in late November -- led to the extra year of eligibility.

“It pumps me up knowing that college coaches are taking their time to come out and visit me,” he said. “It's a good feeling.”

Along with the aforementioned three colleges, California, Notre Dame, UCLA and Washington have expressed interest.