How Tall is Michael Collins?

Tennessee transfer Michael Collins has now been in the Clemson football program for over a year, yet no one can officially confirm his height. Is it 6-foot-3 or 6-foot-6? We caught up with one of the top wide receivers on the team to find out for ourselves.

WR Michael Collins
6-4, 205, 4.5
Commerce High School
Commerce, Georgia

Michael, we've seen you listed in the media guide as a 6-feet, 3-inches tall, but in person you appear to be much taller. How tall are you really?
Collins: (Laughing) Well it depends on who is measuring me. Before I got here, they measured me at 6-6. Then when I got here they measured me at 6-4, but I was listed as 6-3.

You haven't played a real game of football since your senior year in high school back in 2001. How exciting is it going to be for you get back onto the field Saturday afternoon?
Collins: It's definitely going to be a new experience for me. I'm looking forward to running down the hill for the first time. Just to have the chance to be out on the field for the first time just makes me anxious.

Talk a little bit about the matchup of Clemson's wide receivers versus the Georgia secondary. Is that an area of the Bulldogs' defense you feel like you can exploit?
Collins: We do have some tall receivers and some fast receivers, but we look as those guys like they are our equals and I'm sure that they'll do that too. We are just going to go out there and give our best effort. That's a great defensive group and they have a lot of speed on defense as well.

What would you say are some of the differences between this year's team and last year's wide receivers?
Collins: I think the biggest thing is our focus. Coach Swinney has come in and worked with our wide receivers and given us a new attitude. We know we can do better, and we plan on doing better this year.

Does the fact that you guys had some success last year in Athens give you some extra confidence headed into this game?
Collins: We do feel confident going into this game, but then again we understand that anything can happen at any given time and nothing is guaranteed. We just are just going to go out there and see what happens.

How important would it be for the rest of season for you guys to go out and beat Georgia on Saturday?
Collins: There's no doubt that it could help set the tone for the rest of the season. But we just want to go out there, and be competitive and do what we know we can do. We've practiced hard, and we've prepared hard, so hopefully that will translate into success on the field on Saturday.

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