River Ridge rising junior John Childs has picked up his first college basketball scholarship offer.
The class of 2014 prospect earned an offer from Jacksonville University, he said Wednesday in a text message.
Childs, a 6-foot-8 center, was academically ineligible for the Royal Knights at the start of last season but quickly became one of the North Suncoast's top prospects. He earned honorable mention all-Sunshine Athletic Conference honors this winter. Against Land O'Lakes in the Class 6A, DIstrict 10 semifinals, he recorded a triple double: 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks.