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Multiple options for three-star Childress

1/19/2012

Per his father, three-star wide receiver Grant Childress (Tyler, Texas/Grace Community) is weighing multiple recruiting options. FBS or FCS? Scholarship or preferred walk-on?

Randy Childress confirmed that the 6-foot-1, 182-pound senior is still in the process of finalizing where he wants to play college football. He has FBS offers from West Virginia, Navy, Nevada and Texas State, as well as FCS offers from South Dakota and Stephen F. Austin.

“This weekend, because of close proximity, we’re going to go to SFA on an official,” Randy Childress said. “Next weekend, we’re planning to go to either West Virginia or the Naval Academy. Basically, we’re just trying to figure out what will work best for him.”

Randy Childress added that a scholarship may take a back seat to preferred walk-on status if Grant finds a school he’s most comfortable. Among the schools interested but yet to offer are UCLA and Louisiana Tech, two schools who have offenses that benefit from passing situations.

“He wants to go to a school where they throw the ball,” Randy Childress said. “Of course, his mom and I want him to go to a school with a great education. It’s one of those things where we’re working through and trying to discuss as a family. We all want to make sure it’s the right fit.”

Childress participated in UCLA’s early elite combine this past summer and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds. Childress also has run the pro shuttle in less than four seconds and has recorded a 35-inch vertical. During his senior year at Grace Community, he caught 67 passes for 1,146 yards and nine touchdowns and also rushed for 294 yards and four scores.