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BSU lands two recruits; steals one from UCLA
By: Mike Prater |
The Idaho Statesman | Edition Date: 01-20-2005

The Boise State football program has two more recruits on its list of commitments, including one who backed out of a previous commitment with UCLA.

Jeremy Childs (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) and Orlando Scandrick (6-0, 170) — both wide receivers from Los Alamitos High in Southern California — have given the Broncos verbal commitments, they said Wednesday night.

Childs committed to UCLA in December, but changed his mind after last weekend's recruiting trip to Boise. He caught 82 passes for 1,143 yards and 21 touchdowns last fall and made the Los Angeles Times All-Star squad.

"I have a lot of respect for UCLA, but I always had Boise State in the back of my mind. ... I believe this is my final decision,'' Childs said.

Scandrick, who caught 52 passes for 863 yards and 10 touchdowns, is coming to Boise to play cornerback, he said. The two-way starter in high school said he took official recruiting trips to Washington State and Fresno State.

"(Childs) has great hands and catches the ball very well. He really understands the game,'' Los Alamitos coach John Barnes said. "(Scandrick) is more of an explosive guy. He breaks tackles well and runs away from people.''

Los Alamitos finished 12-2 last fall and lost in the finals of the CIF Division I playoffs.

BSU hopes to officially sign at least 16 recruits Feb. 2, which is national signing day.

The list of other commitments includes tight end Richie Brockel (6-3, 232, Greenway HS in Phoenix); tight end Matt Schweitzer (6-4, 228, Gig Harbor HS in Washington); and quarterback Kyle Seevers (6-6, 185, Lincoln County HS in Nevada).

Center Jadon Daily (6-0, 285, Phoenix College in Arizona) and receiver Jerard Rabb (6-3, 200, Saddleback College in California) are junior college transfers who are already enrolled in school.




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