Collins ready for final stretch

Landon Collins will take two more official visits before he announces his decision on Jan. 5.

The regular season ended at 12-0 for LSU, an undefeated stretch that included victories wins at Tiger Stadium.

For recruits, a trip to campus on game day meant watching the Tigers tear apart the competition – the closest final score coming in last Friday's 41-17 win over Arkansas.

Landon Collins, who was in the stands to see the game against the Razorbacks, has been on hand for five of LSU's wins this season.

"I only missed two home games this year, and then the only other visit I made was up to Tuscaloosa for Alabama's game against LSU," Collins said. "I've had a lot of fun watching the games. LSU's had a great season, and now they have these two big games coming up. I know they are excited about it."

The trip to Alabama was an official visit – the only one Collins has made this year. On Monday night, Collins said trips are still planned to LSU on Dec. 16 and Texas, though a date has not been set.

"I'm looking forward to getting over to campus and spending the weekend with the coaches," Collins about LSU official visit. "I have been over there plenty, but I know this visit will be big because it's almost time for me to decide. They want me to make sure I've seen it all and know just what they have planned for me."

Collins, a five-star prospect and the nation's No. 2-ranked safety, is set to announce at the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 5 – a decision that will come down to the Tigers and Tide.

"It's still those two schools," Collins said. "I am visiting with Tennessee coaches for an in-home visit (Monday) and will visit Texas, but (LSU and Alabama) are my top two schools."

What are Collins' thoughts on the possibility of a rematch between the pair in January's BCS National Championship?

"That would be awesome, and it looks like it will happen," he said. "I will definitely be there for it. I'll get my ticket lined up and be in the stands.

"I also hope to see my little brother (Gerald Willis) and Karr play in the Superdome for the state title. Going to New Orleans for those games, back-to-back, would be cool for me."

Outside of the Under Armour game, Collins has also been selected to February's U.S. vs. The World game.

"I am definitely ready for these next games, because they are my last before college," he said.

"Even though my season is over, I am working out and staying in shape for those games and our track season."


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