"Those were the ones that showed me the most interest in me when I was young and they were some of the first schools recruiting me and I respected that," Collinsworth told Scout.com.
"I'm just going to take visits and just go from there," Collinsworth continued.
Collinsworth is planning to take official visits to all four schools involved. Virginia is the only school that has set an exact date for his trip, as he'll be in Charlottesville (Va.) on August 28th.
"I like the coaching staff," he said of Virginia. "They recruited me when they were at Washington State. I like those guys a lot."
USC is probably the school that has jumped into the picture the latest, as they offered shortly after July. But despite starting their recruitment late, Collinsworth has a connection with one of their coaches.
"I've known the assistant coach [Gib Arnold]," Collinsworth said. "He used to live in Provo and I like him a lot. USC is a great school too."
BYU, which is the hometown school for Collinsworth, is in great position as well. He cited proximity as the main reason they are still on his list.
"They're across the street and my older brother plays for them too," Collinsworth said.
Stanford has spent some time with Collinsworth, and he specifically pointed out their academics as one of the reasons he's interested.
"I like the school," Collinsworth said. "It's a great school, you can't beat that."
Collinsworth, a four-star prospect, is expecting to sign during the early signing period.