Richmond (Va.) Benedictine defensive end Chris Collins continues to see interest rise from college coaches throughout the ACC region and beyond. On Wednesday that interest received another spike as Louisville extended a scholarship offer.
"It was exciting to receive an offer from Louisville," he told Cardinal Authority. "I have definitely been paying attention to their recent success."
Cardinals defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon is serving as the primary recruiter for the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Collins, who hopes to make the trip to the Derby City in the coming weeks.
"I plan on getting a date in April to visit," he said. "I hope to experience the environment there and get a chance to learn about where they see me fitting in on their defense."
A Scout.com three-star prospect who will likely continue to climb in the national rankings, Collins also includes Duke, Georgia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest among his growing list of offers. He's recently visited Duke and has plans to make a few additional trips soon.
"I'm visiting North Carolina this weekend, along with Vanderbilt and West Virginia this month," he said, adding that no one currently tops his list. "I do not have any favorites at the moment."
His Scout evaluation describes an athlete that has the ability to cause frequent havoc along the defensive line.
"Collins is a long, athletic defensive end. He is a dynamic player off the edge. Collins is disruptive and an effective pass rusher. He also changes directions well, is great in pursuit and closes quickly on the football."