CYPRESS, Texas -- Boise State's starting running back, D.J. Harper, is a graduate of Cypress (Texas) Creek High. The Broncos are once again looking into the Houston area for a difference-maker at that position.
Cypress (Texas) Ridge running back Rennie Childs said he's been in touch with Boise State lately and wants to visit this fall if he receives an offer. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound back holds two offers and is receiving more interest following a big start to his senior season.
"My recruiting is going really well," Childs said. "I have offers from Texas State and UTSA. One guy committed to Rice, so I don't have an offer from them anymore. But Boise State is looking at me and Houston is, too."
Childs started hearing from Boise State this spring, but at the time he wasn't interested. Since then, he's started to have second thoughts about the Broncos.
"In the spring I told them I really didn’t want to go out of state," he said. "But then I changed my mind, because I got older and I need to get out of the nest."
Through three games, Childs has rushed for 575 yards and seven touchdowns on 50 carries for Cy Ridge. Against Cypress Woods on Thursday, he ran for 176 yards on only 15 carries and produced three total touchdowns, including a 70-yard touchdown reception.