ALCOA, Tenn. — Whatever college football program signs Braden Collins, it's going to get a young man that doesn't know the meaning of quit.
The Farragut (Tenn.) High School defensive back/wide receiver caught two touchdown passes (12, 74) to kickstart the Admirals' comeback against Independence after falling behind 35-7.
Farragut wound up scoring 38 unanswered points and took down the reigning title holders 45-35 to win the 2016 TSSAA Class 5A state championship, which is the first gold ball in program history.
Collins totaled nine receptions for 177 yards with the two TDs. He also intercepted a pass.
The 6-foot, 175-pounder received his first scholarship offer from Tennessee Tech on Jan. 31. Since then, he's added 19 others and is getting ample interest from the nearby Tennessee Volunteers, including receiving a pair of recent invites to Rocky Top by coach Butch Jones' staff.
See what Collins said about his recruitment and much more in the exclusive InsideTennessee video above.