Recruiting: Collins, Bearden Win Again

Coming off making a commitment to Oklahoma State on Friday, two-way starter Davidell Collins of Bearden, Ark., and his teammates made short work of McCrory in a Class 2A quarterfinal playoff game winning 42-7 on Friday

"I played good but I really didn't come around until the second half," said the 6-6, 254-pound Collins, who starts at offensive tackle and defensive end going both ways.

"I started picking it up in the second half and I think I finished with two sacks. I just had no energy going into the game because I had been sick for three days. It was really unfair to be sick on Thanksgiving. I love that and I am one of those people that love chitlins and I couldn't eat them. In fact, I really hadn't anything for two days and I tried to eat some the day of the game but I was throwing it up."

Collins said he feels a lot better now and was getting ready to watch the Sunday night NFL game when we spoke with him.

He is excited about the Class 2A semifinal game with Spring Hill coming to Bearden this week. Collins and Bearden have been to the finals two years ago when he was a sophomore and lost in the semifinals last season.

Asked again about his commitment to Oklahoma State, Collins had this to say: "I'm very much solid on my commitment," he said after texting us he had talked to his parents and really thought hard about it before calling OSU head coach Mike Gundy last Friday.

"I don't think there is anywhere else I would want to go. It's good that they like me both on offense and defense and that gives me a better chance to play soon. That is what I want. I also want to major in engineering. I was thinking computer engineering or something else in the technical area because technology is taking over the world."

He added that he would make his official visit to Oklahoma State likely in January and said that he plans on being busy the next two weeks working to win a state championship.

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