July 19, 2007

K-State getting message through to Childs

When his cellphone buzzes, Jarell Childs can usually guess the origin of the text message. The 6-foot-3, 216-pound running back out of Kansas City (Mo.) Oak Park said he receives five text messages each week from Kansas State recruiting coordinator Matt Wallerstedt.

Early last week, Childs phoned Wallerstedt, just to check in and catch up. That's the kind of relationship that has been formed between the coach and prospect. Childs attended the Wildcats' spring game and junior day and has received exactly one scholarship offer - from K-State. And that was a few months ago.

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