The Beast Of Bearden

In his weekly recruiting column, Dudley E. Dawson chats with Bearden defensive end Davidell Collins (6-6, 242), who has turned heads at two Arkansas football camps. This story is sponsored by the Arkansas Toyota Dealers. It's free, as is an offer to attend a Razorback game. Click on the Arkansas Toyota banner.




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There is no doubt whatsoever who one of the better looking prospects was that worked out at the University of Arkansas football camps in both June and July.

There's also little doubt where that young man – Bearden defensive end Davidell Collins (6-6, 246) wants to play his college football.

"I am just waiting on Arkansas," Collins said Sunday after attending the one-day camp in Fayetteville. Really all I want is to be a Razorback."

While he doesn't have an offer from the UA yet, his performance at the two camps has certainly put him on the recruiting radar and has him in position to get one.

He lined up at offensive line, tight end and defensive end, which is likely where the Razorbacks would see him playing.

While he does have an offer from Arkansas State and is appreciative of that, he is hoping the coaches in Fayetteville send one his way.

"From what I am hearing it is just looking like it is going to be a season thing," Collins said. "I know there are a lot of people out there they are recruiting and they want the best. I think if I perform up to expectations during the season, I will get an offer out of it."

The 17—year-old Collins and teammate Ricky Brown, who is also getting a look from Arkansas, have tried to leave the camps as better players.

"These camps have mainly helped me with my stance and technique," Collins said. "They have a lot of great techniques that you can learn and that we haven't worked on where I am from. I can take it, apply and also show my teammates and make us a better team."





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