We can't remember a time when we saw so many freshman drawing heavy college interest. One player already holding multiple scholarship offers is talented running back Jojuan Collins.
Collins, who played his freshman season at Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, has a college body right now and definitely does not look like your typical freshman. He is a well built 6-0, 205 pounds and looks great on film.
He is a big back with speed, power and toughness and shows the ability to run inside or outside. He runs through tacklers with little effort and can run away from a secondary in the open field. He played a hybrid safety/linebacker role on defense as well and looked very good on that side of the ball but we like his upside at running back at the next level.
"Oklahoma was the most recent school to offer," Collins said. "I was on my way home from school when I got that one and it kind of shook me, I couldn't believe it. It's such a prestigious school with great tradition so that was really exciting for me.
"The offer from Georgia was great too, especially since I'm from the South. I grew up in Mississippi so it was cool to get an offer from back home and obviously Georgia has a great running back tradition. I was excited about BC and Oregon State too. When I get those offers, I didn't what to think or what to do. I wasn't even sure it meant to have a scholarship offer, this is still all new for me."
Collins said growing up, he was never a huge sports fan and never had a favorite school when he was young.
"I didn't really watch football as a kid," Collins said. "I just started playing it as i got older and really liked it. Right now, it's so early for me and I'm open to every college, from anywhere in the country. I don't have a preference between staying out here or going back to the South, it's just going to be finding the right school for me where I'll be most comfortable.
"I want a school that will take me in and give me that family feel. I want to know the coaches will be there for me and help me become a better person on and off the field. Of course academics are big too but comfort level and feeling at home are really big factors."