Earlier this spring, there was some confusion about whether or not Chevoski Collins received an offer during a Texas Junior Day. Thursday, Collins received an offer from the Longhorns, and there wasn't any confusion about this one. The talented athlete from Livingston received this one officially from Texas coach Mack Brown, with the Longhorns' head honcho extending an offer as a defensive back.
Despite Collins's ability with the ball in his hands — he plays quarterback for Livingston and lines up at wide receiver at most camp settings — defensive back might be his best position because of his quick feet and ball skills. And he offers the kind of versatility that Duane Akina loves in his defensive backs: with some heft, he could certainly be a safety, while he also offers some talent as a cornerback.
It isn't a surprise necessarily to see Collins get an offer. Instead, the surprise could be in the timing, with Antwuan Davis likely set to commit and Cole Luke still on the board. The fact that Collins received an offer likely means one of two things. First, that the Longhorns have him evaluated ahead of Luke at this point, or second, that Texas doesn't feel good about its out-of-state options at safety.
Either way, Collins is a versatile athlete with ball skills who should be able to find a spot on the field for the Longhorns somewhere, if they were to get him.