Profile 2004 - Toney Collins (Ath)

One of the top two-way athletes from <!--Default For South Florida is to ignore-->South Florida is <!--Default NodeId For Toney Collins is 695470,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:695470]>Toney Collins</A> from Green Acres (Fla.) John I. Leonard High School. Collins plays wide receiver and safety but will likely end up a cornerback.

Toney Collins is an exceptional athlete from Green Acres (Fla.) John I. Leonard High School. Collins, 6-0 and 167 pounds, plays wide receiver and defensive back. Last season as a junior, Collins caught 22 catches for 443 yards and scored 12 total touchdowns. Defensively, Collins played free safety and recorded 71 tackles and 4 interceptions.

"As a wide receiver, I am quick, elusive and athletic," Collins said. "I guess the same for defense and I love contact on defense."

Collins is good enough to play on either side of the ball at the next level. If it was up to his coach, he would play defense.

"Tony is a true cover-corner" John I. Leonard Head Coach Terry Gough said. "We use him at safety because he's such devastating tackler. I have coached players like Charles Frederick and Tony is the fastest kid that I have ever timed. (4.37)."

For Collins, he just wants to play ball. "The position doesn't matter to me although I think I am better on defense."

According to Collins, he has scholarship offers from Rutgers, Florida, Kansas and Ohio State. "Right now, I like Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee, Miami, Pittsburgh, Kansas, Kansas State and Washington. I am pretty open with them all. I want to take my visits and see what is out there. Anything can happen."

As a sophomore, Collins won the state championship in the high jump (6-10) and he also averaged 18 pounds as a shooting guard for his high school basketball team as a junior.


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