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.
“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.
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.