The final three was named just hours after his visit to Texas A&M.
Collins and his father made the three and half hour drive from Dallas to College Station Friday afternoon for the Aggies' Friday Night Lights scrimmage, only to return home that night for prior commitments scheduled Saturday.
And while the two were exhausted upon the return, Collins said it was all worth it.
"There were a whole bunch of fans and recruits there. We got to stand on the sidelines. It was awesome," said Collins. "It was great to be there and to see how they run things and to picture myself playing there."
"I can see it," he admitted.
The 'Wall of Fame' only strengthened the vision.
"We took a tour, and they had a wall full of pictures of all the former players that went on to the NFL. Our coach, Coach Rob (Harold Robertson), was up there. It was cool. It'd be cool to see myself up there someday."
Collins got to talk to "almost all the coaches."
"I talked to Coach Sumlin, Coach Yates, Coach Beaty, the running backs coach and the defensive coordinator… They were all telling me how much they like me and that I could fit in there."
He laughed. "They told me, 'It's here if you want it.'"
Meaning the 'committable' offer.
"I might decide in the next week or two," Collins said. "It'll be between A&M, Baylor and TCU."
Collins has visited both TAMU and Baylor twice this spring. (He had first tripped to College Station for junior day. He was at Baylor's Pro Day last month and the spring game last week.)
He does not have any other visits scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
He said he has been to the TCU's campus before, and though he does not hold an offer from them, he noted, "They are coming."
In the end, "I want a family atmosphere," he said. "Somewhere where I can just fit in and be comfortable."
"I'll know more in the next week or two."