Landon Collins is in the mix for the title of Louisiana’s most talented prospect for the Class of 2012, and schools from every conference have come forward with offers.
“I got to the point where I was just calling up coaches and they were offering on the spot,” said Collins, who has scholarships from the likes of LSU, Alabama and USC. “I have offers from everyone that I want to hear from. I wouldn’t say I’m waiting on anyone else right now.”
Throughout the mayhem Collins has remained tightlipped about where he’s leaning and the timeframe he’s working on, but the 6-foot, 210-pounder feels that he’s closer than ever to a decision.
“I feel like I have made up my mind already, but I’m going to keep it to myself for a while,” he said. “I just feel comfortable with things, but I still plan on taking visits and going to summer camps.
“I will be at the LSU Spring Game, for sure. Then I’ll go to a couple of other spring games. Other than that I’m just going to let things play out.”
Collins tripped to both Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa for Junior Day weekends in February, and soon after the visits he called the pair his early leaders.
Being recruited to Alabama by defensive backs coach Kirby Smart, Collins said that he likes the idea of playing on a defense run by former LSU headman Nick Saban, and he would also have a shot at playing as a true freshman.
After a recent sit down with LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, Collins heard much of the same.
“Coach Chavis has been in the SEC for a long time and has the LSU defense coached up really well right now, and he impressed me when we talked about how I could fit into his scheme over there,” he said. “I think I’d have a shot to play right away if I came in and competed hard.
“I have talked to coach Frank (Wilson) a bunch lately, and all is good with LSU. They are letting me know where I stand with them, for sure. I’m looking forward to getting over for the game, and I might even come in before then for a practice. It just depends on my schedule.”
Collins is currently in track season, which he hopes culminates in a state championship coming back to Dutchtown.
“I am running the 4x1, 4x2, and 100, and we should be one of the fastest teams in Louisiana when we run the (4x2) relay, ” Collins said. “I’m excited about how far we could take it, because we’ve been doing great. I’m keeping my focus on that right now, so recruiting is still kind of on the backburner.”