Collins stands 5' 11" and weighs 195 pounds and reports a 4.39 forty-yard dash and a 10.8 in the 100 meters. Some have described Collins as a "sleeper" since he has already attended four different high schools in Kentucky and Ohio. Last season he was Will Johnson's running mate at Centerville High School where he ran for 854 yards and a 10.8 yard per carry average. He also returned a couple of kickoffs for touchdowns.
Taneareus said he visited the Cincinnati campus with his girlfriend's father and described the visit. "I went with my girlfriend's dad. It was good but cold. We toured the facilities, and we talked about why Coach Kelly likes Cincinnati and the goals they are trying to meet."
Players with 4.39 speed will certainly get looks from a variety of schools, and that seems to be the case with Taneareus. "I'm hearing from Iowa, Utah, Ohio State and Cincinnati." As far as offers, "I should be getting an offer from UC." Taneareus said he likes the Bearcat coaching staff and their one back offense. Collins showed this year that he has the needed versatility with 8 rushing touchdowns and 6 receiving scores out of Centerville's Wing T option attack.
The 18-year-old junior reports a GPA between 2.5 and 2.8.
Because he's been so transient, he plans to attend a couple combines this spring and summer. "I plan to attend one in Cincinnati and one in Tennessee."
Although Taneareus has some interest in attending Cincinnati, the Bearcats don't sound like the leader at this point. "I don't intend to make any decision until after the season. I want to see how many offers I have." Collins admitted to liking the Bearcat program, but he was also very interested in looking at programs he considers more high profile in football.
When asked to comment on his strength as a runner, he replied. "I think I run hard, and I have pretty good vision." Taneareus also felt he was a combination of both a power runner and a slasher.
Centerville Elks that attended Cincinnati's Saturday's Junior Day included quarterback David Fleming (5' 11"/180), running back Tony Folino (5' 10"/170), running back James Cravens (6' 0"/210), wide receiver and kicker Zach Smith (5' 10"/170) and defensive lineman Drew Serruto (6' 6"/230).