Projected Position At NC State: Tailback
Awards/Stats: Collins rushed for 1,559 rushing yards, 8.7 yards per carry, 31 total touchdowns, 22 rushing touchdowns during his career.
He helped lead Armwood to a 14-1 during his junior campaign and advanced to the Florida 6-A state title game.
Collins was ranked the No. 96 RB nationally by scout.com, No. 17 RB in Florida.
Personal: Older brother, Eric, is a wide receiver at Mississippi Valley State. Played little league football with fellow signee Antoine Thompson. Plans to major in sport management.
Commit Date: 7-29-2016
Recruiting Scene: Collins was a major priority for NC State, handpicked as a top target at tailback by running backs coach Des Kitchings. Collins took a summer visit, and after debating it over with his mother, he quickly committed to the Wolfpack.
Why NC State? “I like that a lot of State’s players are so versatile. Matt Dayes, he’s a great player. They had him lined up some at receiver and that’s something that I can do so I’m looking forward to it.”
Picked NC State Over: Iowa, Louisville, South Carolina, USF, Minnesota, And Indiana Among Others
Scouting Report: Collins, a three-star prospect who's now closing in on a chiseled 200 pounds, is a smooth athlete that shows nice burst and vision when operating between the tackles. Collins can continue to work on keeping his pad level down, but possesses nimble feet and can make cuts at full speed. He has a reputation for stretching the field and being that home-run hitter in the offensive backfield. -- Scout's Corey Bender