Signing Day Capsule: Nico Collins

Checkout the signing day capsule of Michigan 2017 WR commit Nico Collins.

HIS RECRUITING STORY:

Nico Collins kept the suspense all the way till the end, committing to Michigan over fellow finalist Alabama and Georgia on national signing day. His commitment to U-M made sense, considering his father was a lifelong fan, he made the most trips to Michigan during his recruitment, and the Wolverines always seemed to be his leader despite other strong suitors in SEC territory.

SCOUTING REPORT:

“An outside wide receiver who has shown the ability to make plays down the field or across the middle. A very dependable wideout who catches the ball well in traffic. Has ideal size and length. Is more of a deep threat. Likes to run deep routes and can get behind defenders. A long strider who covers a lot of ground. Not elite quickness. Solid blocker and a very tough wide receiver.” -- National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons.  

WHY COLLINS CHOSE MICHIGAN?

"They are recruiting me to play the X position at receiver, but they want to move me around and get me on the field. They have a great offense, they are losing some receivers and I will have a chance to play early if I go there,” he said after his official visit in November.

BOTTOM LINE:

At 6-fot-5, 195-pounds, Collins is the biggest receiver in this class, and is instantly a match up nightmare for defenders. His size alone is tough to guard, yet his playmaking skills – especially on deep balls – should get him on the field in 2017.


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