Extra year big help for WR Todd, La Mirada 

December, 7, 2012
By now, most college coaches and recruiting fans know about tight end Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada), the 6-foot-4, 230-pound super recruit with offers from Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, USC and Vanderbilt, among many others. But if there is anyone who could overshadow Luatua on the field next season, it might be teammate, and fellow 2014 prospect Dallis Todd, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound wide receiver.

Todd originally was a member of the 2013 class, but he recently was granted an additional year of high school eligibility, which will benefit Todd in a big way. Due to circumstances beyond his control, Todd 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 CIF granting him an extra year, which Todd could use to become one of the state's top receivers.

"I talked to some coaches last season, but ever since they found out I'm getting an extra year, a lot of schools are talking like they are really interested," Todd said. "Last week I talked to Notre Dame, Ohio State, Cal, Washington and UCLA."