UT Transfer On Radar

Now at Navarro Junior College, this one time Texas Longhorn is looking for the opportunity to get back to the division one level and Texas State has shown interest.

A few months ago, Chevoski Collins didn't think that playing for the Texas Longhorns wasn't an option. After some bad decisions and mistakes, he was unfortunately let go and the red shirt freshman has now surfaced at Navarro JC.

"It was a real bad experience. Coming from a prestigious program to downgrading, it affected me a lot. It definitely made me humble and my goal is to get back to division one," said Collins.

The good news for him is that schools have shown interest, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Texas State are just some of the programs watching him. Not only does he possess good size for a DB at 6'0" 205lbs, he's a full qualifier and is eligible to transfer in December if he's ready. He could have 3 years left to play 3 on the field, for a division one team.

At Navarro, the Bulldogs have him lining up as a safety. To make the transition back to the FBS, Collins will have to complete 1 or 2 mini-mesters by the end of the year. Worse case scenario, if he doesn't, he'll still be able to transfer in May and keep his 3 years of eligibility.

Texas State is keeping a close eye on Collins and wants to see when he'll be ready to transfer.

"I talked to Coach Brad Franchione and he wanted to know when I was leaving, in December or May. The Coach has been talking to me a lot saying they're very interested. I've been down there (Texas State) a couple of times. It's a really nice place, they're building a nice program there, and it's a school I'd really consider," said Collins.

Chevoski will continue to weigh all of his options, and although he doesn't have any offers yet, programs that extend early could jump ahead and land the Juco recruit.

"I'm really just trying to get it over with. I want to have a place to go. Just going to a different program, hoping that the coaches teach me something I don't know about football. Help me be a better person, and a better player at the same time."

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