"I want to make a decision this summer, before two-a-days start," said Collins, "and focus on my senior year without having a decision hanging over my head."
In order to do so he needs to narrow down that list. Currently, he holds offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, Massachusetts, Buffalo, Rutgers, East Carolina and Hawaii. He hit the road last weekend to visit the Mountaineers.
"I loved it," he said in an enthusiastic tone. "They play high paced, uptempo; the guys joke around but work hard at the same time; and coach Roberts and I got to talk about how I would fit in on defense. I liked what he had to say."
West Virginia showed a lot of interest in Collins as a promising defensive back who could get early playing time.
"They said by my sophomore year I have a very good chance of being their number one guy to lockdown wide receivers."
Being anyone's number one guy on defense is quite a compliment, especially for a kid who has lead his high school squad as a signal caller. However, his days at helm have certainly payed off, helping him tremendously in his new role.
"Playing quarterback has helped me so much on defense. You see and read what offenses will do, and it has helped me knowing their weak points of coverage and how to react."
As the summer months approach, Collins plans to attend Rutgers' spring game next (Apr. 28). "I am excited to see how they react in a game environment." Collins has not named any front-runners or favorites at this time. For more on Collins, keep it here on FOX Sports NEXT.