Collins says Wisconsin is Running Back U

Wisconsin hosted University of Detroit Jesuit's Elijah Collins for their Friday night spring game and he is well aware of their tradition at running back.

Wisconsin is one of the top four schools for University of Detroit Jesuit running back Elijah Collins along with IowaMichigan State and Minnesota.

The Badgers signed his teammate Scott Nelson in the 2017 class and had Collins back on campus for their Friday night spring game.

"Their spring game went well," Collins said. "They flew around and made some plays. I was happy to meet all the coaches. I had a good conversation with Coach Chryst and the running backs coach and I had a long conversation."

Some schools are recruiting Collins as an athlete or a defensive player, but the Badgers have him as a running back. That is a position which Wisconsin has a storied history at and Collins has noted that as he learns about each school that has offered him.

"It plays a lot into my decision," he said. "Wisconsin is Running Back U. They run the ball a lot and they always have a big offensive line to put in front of them and good holes and things like that. It's a place that really appreciates the running back position."

This was also Collins' first time inside Camp Randall.

"Camp Randall is a great facility. It was large and they didn't fill it up, so I can only imagine what it would look like if the stadium was full."

Collins may get that opportunity in the Fall. He said he plans to take all of his official visits before making a decision, but those official visits have not been planned yet.

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