After a winter blizzard had touched down across the Northeast, it was a wonder Collins was able to fly into Pennsylvania.
I had a good flight in and out, Collins said. The snow doesnt bother me, Ive never had a problem with it. My family has spent time in North Carolina and New York.
Another Pennsylvania school made a hard run at Collins.
Penn State came in late, I was actually scheduled to visit them next weekend, Collins said Sunday. I need to call them tomorrow and cancel. I am happy with the choice that I made.
I was wondering what I was doing there myself, Collins said. Just like coach Partridge [Panther assistant Charlie] said, god works in strange ways and there must be a reason for me to be in Pittsburgh. So I committed to the Panthers.
After a visit to N.C. State last weekend, Collins almost joined the Wolfpack.
I told [Coach Chuck] Amato that they had a good shot with me, he told me they didnt have any more room for another back, Collins said. At that time my dad called a few of the schools that had been in contact with me. Several schools responded, but I decided to visit Pittsburgh.
Collins ran for over 1,200 yards last season and over 1,800 as a junior. Would Collins describe himself as a north-south type of back?
Oh yeah, Im going to get them yards. I got some moves, but not many I think I am a Jamal Lewis type of back, Collins said.