Louisiana Prep WR has Baylor Offer in Hand

He played wide receiver and returned punts this past season for his high school team and racked up some big numbers. Over 1,000 yards receiving on 45 catches and 7 TD are just part of the reason this Louisiana prep is getting a lot of attention. Come inside to read more about what he has to say about Baylor, his other offers, and his plan for the future.

Michael Collins is about as versatile as you can get. As a junior, Collins carried the ball 114 times for 1,053 yards and nine touchdowns, and on the other side of the ball he logged 32 tackles, a pair of sacks, and picked off six passes. However, his senior season saw Collins playing wide receiver and returning punts; something that Collins excelled at.

"I caught 45 passes for over 1,000 yards. I returned punts also. I returned 15 punts, and 5 of those went for touchdowns."

With his ability to play multiple positions, different schools are recruiting him to play different positions.

"Alabama wants me to play safety. Baylor is recruiting me as a running back, and others are saying they want me to play special teams returning punts. Wherever they play me, I will be good."

Collins, holding offers from Baylor, Tulane, Alabama, Central Florida, Connecticut, Navy, and several others, explains that the recruiting process has definitely required a lot of thought.

"The recruiting process is a big thing. There are a lot of schools and my momma doesn't want me to pick the wrong school."

With a visit scheduled to Connecticut in late December, Collins expects to take other visits, although he doesn't have a timeframe for those.

While the talented athlete has not narrowed down his list of schools to choose from, he does mention the fact that former teammate Earl Patin (Baylor), and current teammate, Chris Scott (a Baylor commit) makes Baylor a possible destination.

"Earl (Patin) is getting a lot of playing time a freshman, and that's real good. Baylor, they got a new coach, and Earl is saying that everything is good. It's a real good thing to talk to Earl and to hear that about Baylor."

Collins provides that he is going to make his decision on the day he signs his letter of intent, and he will likely use as much time as possible until his decision is finally made. Collins is primarily looking at the campus environment and the educational structure of each institution. While he would love to play as a freshman, Collins doesn't mind redshirting his freshman year to get accustomed to college life.

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