Collins enjoys Tempe visit

Witnessing an offensive explosion on Saturday night it's no wonder offensive lineman Aviante Collins was impressed with his official visit to Arizona State. The Sugarland (Tex.) 2012 prospect talked to Devils Digest about his experience over the weekend and where the Sun Devils stand in his recruitment.

"It was my first time to Arizona State and it was a great visit," said the 6-6 305-pound Aviante Collins. "I went to the game Saturday night and also got to tour the campus, learn about the academics there. I know that their Business College is one of the best in the country and I want to major in Marketing so that is a good thing.

"I liked talking to (offensive line) coach Smith. He has a lot of experience and has put a lot of players in the league. I think if I came here he could help me a lot as a player."

Collins was hosted by ASU defensive lineman Joita Te'i and enjoyed spending time with him throughout the weekend and especially during ASU's 43-22 win over USC.

"I love how this offense works," Collins admitted. "I feel that I would really fit in there. We also run a spread offense in high school. So if I came here it wouldn't be that different for me. I run a 4.8 in the 40 (yard dash) so I don't have any problems matching up with defensive ends and playing in a fast offense.

"I feel that I can move between tackle and guard so it doesn't matter what position they are recruiting me as. I can adapt to anything. "

The offensive tackle is one of the team standouts at Wilowridge High School and reported weight room marks of 375 lbs. benching and 480 squatting.

The Sun Devils offered Collins earlier this year, as did University of Houston. The lineman was the state's 3rd best shot put thrower last year and was offered a track scholarship to LSU. In terms of football, his preferred sport in college, Collins indicated that Colorado and Wyoming have been showing strong recruiting interest.

"I visited Houston unofficially on one of their Junior Days," Collins stated. "I'm probably going to visit them officially later this year. They are very close to home but I don't mind going to a school that is far away.

"I'm looking to make my decision after my season is over. All the schools recruiting me have a lot to offer and I'm going to talk everything over with my family."

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