Todd came to WVU after an outstanding career at Northfork High School where his team captured the Class AA state championship all four years he played. He averaged 22.2 points as a junior and 20.6 points as a senior under coach Jennings Boyd. He also hauled in 14.5 rebounds both seasons. Todd earned numerous prep honors while at Northfork, including Coaches and Converse honorable mention All-America. He was selected player of the year by the Morgantown Touchdown Club in 1979.

At WVU, he averaged 8.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 23 games in 1980. He finished in double figures on nine occasions, including 16-point performances against Drexel and national champion Louisville. He hit 8-of 9-shots against Louisville, added four rebounds and a blocked shot in the Coliseum game. In 1981, he finished the season with averages of 11.1 points  and 6.2 rebounds per contest. He was the squad's top field goal shooter with a 51.7 percentage. In the summer of 1981, he led the Mountaineers in scoring (16.1) during the tour of Australia. He also made 84 percent of his free throws. In 1981, Todd was selected to the second all-Conference team and led West Virginia in scoring in five games. His top performance was a 20-point outing against St. Bonaventure. In 1982, he hit for 11.2 points a game, second only to teammate Greg Jones. His 5.5 rebounds a game tied him with Lester Rowe for the team lead in that category. He showed a good shooting touch to about 18 feet and was a deceptive leaper, displaying awesome dunking abilities throughout his career. He was selected to the Eastern 8's all conference squad for this season. He majored in communications.