Recruiting: Collins Right At Home

In our opinion one of the prizes in this 2010 recruiting class for head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State is Arkansas product Davidell Collins. Collins, who helped lead Bearden to the Class 2A state championship game in two of the last three seasons, is a 6-6, 242-pound athlete that could wind up on either side of the football. Whichever side it is, he'll do it wearing OSU orange.

"It went real good, I liked spending time with the coaches and with the players," said Collins of his official visit this weekend.

"Counting me, I think there were 20 players there. That was a lot of recruits and those are good players they are bringing in. I'm excited about that."

Collins was hosted by another Arkansas native in defensive tackle Anthony Rogers.

"He was a good guy and then there was the Orange Pride girl, Brittany, and she was nice," continued Collins. "Everybody was great. My mom and dad came with me, and my mom liked everything. She liked the people and the campus and where we live. My dad really liked the facilities. I had been there before and I had seen the facilities, but yes, I like those a lot too."

As for what really stood out on the trip, Collins said it was time spent getting to know the head coach.

"I did like talking to the coaches and Coach Gundy is real cool," said Collins. "He seems like a coach that you really want to play for. I'm going to enjoy that. The other thing that really stood out is how close the dorm is to the stadium."

Collins is currently playing basketball at Bearden and doing well, averaging right around 12 points and eight rebounds a game. He is fresh off earning All-State honors again as well as All-Area in football.

We've asked before what position he sees himself playing in the future at Oklahoma State and it is still a little up in the air, but defense seems to get first mention.

"I know this, in the next two years they will lose six defensive ends," said Collins. "I would think that defense might be the main thing for me, but defensive end or offensive tackle. I think both would get me to the next level. I'll go with whichever one they think I'm better at. I'm happy with both of them."

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