Duke Close To Offering Md ATH?

Bishop McNamara High (Forestville, Md.) athlete Milan Collins picked up a big offer this week to and is on the verge of getting a few more. He spoke to Scout.com about his recruitment, and what position schools are recruiting him to play.

Bishop McNamara High (Forestville, Md.) athlete Milan Collins saw his recruitment take an interesting twist after he ran a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash as schools began looking at him for various positions.

Schools like the 6-foot-2, 190-pound is getting recruited to play quarterback, receiver and safety, and earlier this week he picked up an offer from West Virginia to play cornerback.

Syracuse, East Carolina, Buffalo and Massachusetts already offered and Collins said Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Ohio State, Missouri and Duke could be close to offering.

"I'll play whatever a team needs to win a football game," Collins said. "Whether it's quarterback, receiver, defensive back, it doesn't matter. I'm all in."

The offer from the Mountaineers came during a conversation with assistant coach Daron Roberts.

"I know (West Virginia) is going to the Big 12 and they had a successful season," Collins said. "They have a great internship program set up. It's close to home and that's about all I know right now. I know they way they have it set up (for internships) is they have all their student-athletes go with alumni and do things they want to major in."

Collins wants to major in pre-med and be an orthopedic surgeon.

"I'm going to visit on April 15," Collins said. "Hopefully, I'll get to go to spring practice and maybe go back for their spring game."

Collins is making the rounds.

He already visited Maryland and Penn State, is slated to visit Ohio State on April 14. He also plans to make a trip to Rutgers and Syracuse in the spring and was invited to Duke, but it is difficult with only so many days off and so many programs pulling Collins in different directions.

"That's the main thing I've been trying to discuss with parents, and I'm trying to get to visit the places that offered me," Collins said. "I'm loving it. You only get to play in high school once. You take it day by day and enjoy it." One of the schools Collins is curious to see is Rutgers because of former Bishop McNamara standout Brandon Coleman, who is a red-shirt freshman receiver with the Scarlet Knights. but the change in coaching staff has left Rutgers in flux. "I used to have a very good relationship with (former assistant) coach (P.J.) Fleck but I still have Brandon Coleman that goes to Rutgers and I talk to him and see how it is with new coach," Collins said. "They want me to come up for a spring practice or the spring game, whichever is more convenient for me."

Another school Collins is interested in visiting is Syracuse, and he has a strong relationship with Orange assistant Rob Moore.

"Coach Moore is a great coach," he said. "He preached family, preached education, preach hard work. He knows how to connect with a student-athlete and he gets to know you."

Duke is another school asking Collins to take a visit.

"They invited me to the spring game but I'm not sure how I'm going to sort things out," he said. "I'm into any school that will help me further education and is interested in me, so I have to see."

Collins recently took in junior days at Maryland and Penn State, and although both are yet to offer, he had a positive experience each time.

"Maryland was very family oriented," Collins said. "Right now, in talking to (Bishop McNamara) coach (Bryce) Bevill, they are deciding where to put me at, either quarterback or defensive back.

"Penn State is looking at me as a safety or a bigger cornerback. Coach Bevill was supposed to talk to (Penn State assistant) Larry Johnson tonight and discuss what they are going to do."

Collins doesn't plan on making a decision until the fall.


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