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Grant Childress picks up La. Tech offer

1/22/2012

While enjoying a visit to an FCS program, three-star receiver Grant Childress (Tyler, Texas/Grace Community) picked up an intriguing FBS offer and has set up an official visit for next week, his father said.

Randy Childress said Grant, a 6-foot-1, 182-pound receiver, received an offer from Louisiana Tech while taking in Stephen F. Austin on an official visit Saturday. Grant Childress now has five FBS offers from Louisiana Tech, West Virginia, Navy, Texas State and Nevada, as well as two FCS offers from SFA and South Dakota.

“[Louisiana Tech offensive coordinator] Tony Franklin called [Saturday] and offered Grant,” Randy Childress said. “He will make an official visit to Louisiana Tech next weekend.”

The Childress family is a fan of Louisiana Tech and its desire to throw the ball extensively. The Bulldogs threw the ball 478 times in 2011 – an average of almost 37 times a game – and averaged 30.1 points per game. The Bulldogs, the reigning WAC champions, lost to TCU, 31-24, in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego, Calif.

Randy Childress added that while interest is high for Louisiana Tech, the trip to SFA was “very impressive.”

“They definitely throw the ball a lot,” Randy Childress said. “Coach [J.C.] Harper and his staff are great. Grant really liked it there.”

Grant Childress caught 67 passes for 1,146 yards and nine touchdowns and also rushed for 294 yards and four scores in 2011. He is ranked No. 90 among receivers nationally.