Collins 'learning' quickly at Michigan

Michigan freshman WR Nico Collins can't participate in summer workouts yet, but is still finding ways to learn.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Nico Collins arrived on Michigan's campus just last week. As expected, he’s anxious for the opportunity to play with his new teammates in summer workouts.

His problem, however, is that he just can’t play yet.

Why? Well, at the conclusion of U-M’s camp on Saturday, Collins told a group of reporters he’ll have to wait to participate in player led workouts this summer, as the 6-foot-4, 185-pound wide receiver has yet to be cleared to practice in any player led 7v7 workouts or activities. 

“I wasn’t participating because I wasn’t cleared yet,” Collins said of 7v7 play. “I was just sitting around learning the plays, going though the whole list with them and just listening.”

“The freshman and older guys actually, they just welcomed me in, teach me up right from the go,” Collins added.

While he may be fresh on campus, Collins says his college experience has been what he expected so far.  

“It’s a major transition because everybody is just as good as me,” Collins said. “So we’re out here just working, iron sharpens iron, we’re just out here working everyday.”

And no, he admits, he’s not homesick yet.

“I’m good right now,” Collins said. “It will probably happen, but you know, that’s college.”

In the meantime, he says he has a lot to work on individually this summer.

“Just my whole game,” Collins admits. “I’m working on my routes and my footwork, releases, and still attacking the ball. Just got to get better now.”


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