Xavier Collier Recruiting Update

[Premium Article] Gene's Page recently caught up with Starkville High School running back Xavier Collier (6-1, 190, 4.5) and discussed how recruiting is going.

What is your height, weight and forty time?
"6-foot-1, 190 pounds and a 4.5 in the forty."

Where have you been timed?
"On the track at Starkville High School and on the field. And I was timed at State's camp also."

What do you bench and squat?
"I bench 225, and the last time I maxed in the squat was mid-season and it was 440."

Do you remember your stats for this past season?
"I have not seen the final stats, but before our playoff game I was averaging 8.0 yards per carry and I had about 800 yards."

So far, who has been recruiting you?
"State, Ole Miss, Rice and LSU."

I know that coaches can call right now, what coaches have been calling you?
"Coaches from all of the schools I named have been calling pretty regularly."

What schools have offered a scholarship?
"Mississippi State."

Have you set up any visits yet?
"I have not set any yet, but I am supposed to be doing that in the next few weeks."

What schools have you been to for unofficial visits?
"I went to a couple of Ole Miss games and I went to some of State's games."

Have you figured out what schools are your favorite right now?
"Probably would be Ole Miss, State and LSU, right now."

Grant Alford is a free-lance correspondent for Gene's Page. He is a student at Mississippi State University. You can contact him by email at sportswriterdawg@yahoo.com.

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