Florida State Looks to be the Answer for Top RB Alex Collins
The recruiting battle in the state of Florida is intense and the flip of top running back Alex Collins is just another example of this. Collins recently de-committed from the Miami Hurricanes earlier this month after making a commitment to the program at the beginning of the year. Surprise! It’s the Florida State Seminoles who look to pick up the talented running back.
The news did come as a shock to some in Miami, as Collins took numerous visits to the Hurricanes’ campus. But peppered in those Hurricane visits were trips to Madison with the Wisconsin Badgers, a team that was in Collins’ top three, the Seminoles and also an offer from the Florida Gators. Another in-state team, South Florida, offered Collins a scholarship but that looked to be a shot in the dark from the word “go.”
But with all the allegations and self-imposed bowl bans the Hurricanes have endured (not to say the Seminoles haven’t had their fair share) it’s tough for a player like Collins to decide to choose Miami. And with the Seminoles’ recent success and the Huricanes getting by with just above .500 records, it starts to add up for Collins. Not to mention the opportunity to play with a high school teammate as well.
Earlier in November, in fact six days before Collins de-committed from Miami, the Seminoles received a verbal commitment from quarterback John Franklin, Collins’ teammate at South Plantation in Fort Lauderdale. What a scary thought for ACC teams: Playing against a talented back like Collins and his high school quarterback with whom he has great chemistry.
It’s a matter of time before Collins makes his verbal to the Seminoles. The formula adds up and it looks everything is falling into place for coach Jimbo Fisher and the rest of the Seminoles to nab the top running back in the class.
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