Welcome to part six of our ten part series entitled “Welcome to the Big Show” where we attempt to bring you a comprehensive, in-depth look at each of the Vikings ten Draft selections of 2012. In case you missed them, here are links to the first five: Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Rhett Ellison, and Jarius Wright.
Make sure to go back and check out Brett’s fine article on Wright. As we all know by now, Wright and Greg Childs have been friends and teammates since a very young age. Childs is the subject of today’s “Welcome to the Big Show” segment.
During his junior year at Warren High School in Arkansas he put up 65 receptions and made 15 of them count for touchdowns, and earned a spot on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s all-Junior team. In 2007, he was an all-State selection as a senior.
Childs left high school as one of the most heavily recruited players in the nation. He received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Colorado, Mississippi State, and Texas Tech before deciding to stay close to home and become a Razorback.
Childs turned 22 on March 10th of this year which makes him the youngest receiver on the Vikings roster.
He met fellow Viking rookie Jarius Wright in the third grade when he moved to Warren. Wright was a popular kid at the elementary school and they decided to target Childs for some old fashioned bullying. It took about two years for them to finally become friends, and they have been teammates ever since the seventh grade.