Collie Has Familiar Name, Game

El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie patterns his game after his NFL receiver brother and schools are starting to raise their interest in him...

El Dorado Hills (Calif.) Oak Ridge receiver Dylan Collie plays much bigger than his 5-11, 180-pound frame would indicate.

In fact, it's eerily similar to an NFL receiver, one who starred at Oak Ridge back in the early part of last decade- Dylan's older brother Austin, now a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Thanks to his big brother's success at the collegiate and NFL level, the younger Collie is getting some of the best on-the-job training a receiver could ask for.

"This summer, I'm going down to Mississippi to workout with my brother and catch passes from Eli and Peyton Manning at the Manning Camp," said Collie. "It will be good to spend time with Austin and work with them."

Much like his older brother, Collie has been a big part of the Oak Ridge offense, and BYU, where both his brothers and father played, has already offered him.

"Recruiting has been going really good," said Collie. "I have an offer from BYU and I'm hearing a lot from Stanford, Oregon State, UCLA and some Ivy League schools."

Though his family is a strong BYU family, Ohio State was one school that always stood out to him.

"Growing up, there was always one school I liked, and that was Ohio State," said Collie. "So Anthony Gonzalez (Austin's teammate with the Colts and a former Buckeye receiver), has been telling them about me so we'll see if that opportunity plays out. Columbus is only an hour and a half from Indianapolis, so I'd be real close to Austin and his wife and kid."

BYU is very much a factor in Collie's recruitment.

"I went to BYU's Junior Day and I love the campus and the school," said Collie. "Coach (Kelly) Poppinga is recruiting me, but I first was being recruited by Coach (Brandon) Doman, but since he was named the offensive coordinator, his area has changed. I've also talked a lot with Coach (Bronco) Mendenhall."

Oregon and UCLA are also quite involved.

"Oregon runs a great offense and what offensive player wouldn't want to play in that," said Collie. "And I absolutely love Southern California and I camped at UCLA last summer and really like Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and the UCLA education."

Collie said that his early leaderboard includes BYU, Oregon, UCLA and Oregon State.

"I'm going to camp at those schools or to Junior Days," said Collie. "I'll be going to the Nike Camp at Stanford too."

Collie said that popular assumption is he'll follow the family path to BYU, but said at this juncture, it's too early to call that.

"I don't have a clue right now where I'm headed," said Collie. "After the spring, I'll have a better idea."

Collie said having his brothers with college football experience, has been a big bonus for him.

"They've always kept me grounded and Austin has always been my side, answering any questions I have about the process," said Collie.

Academically, Collie is in fine shape, with a 3.5 GPA and will take the SAT next month and the ACT in June.

Brandon is in his seventh year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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