Breaking down what the McCollum Twins bring to Utah

Utah gets commitments from Tristin and Zyon McCollum

By Joel Davidson

Utah coaches have been following the twin athletes for some time, but got a chance to see them first hand at a recent Houston satellite camp. Morgan Scalley liked what he saw and extended an offer this past weekend. It didn’t take long for the brothers to make a decision and mutually commit. This is a perfect example of the benefit of satellite camps for under-the-radar athletes. Tristin and Zyon both only held one other offer from Sam Houston State.


Being mirror images of each other, so of course their physical attributes are the same. They are involved in track and have reported 4.5, 40 times at a MegaCamp. They also excel in classroom with 4.0 grades and above average ACT scores. After watching their film, I did notice a few nuances though. Zyon doesn’t shy away from contact and seems to enjoy the physicality of the cornerback position. Tristin seems to read and react a bit more. Maybe we see Zyon at the corner position with his brother playing centerfield at safety?

Aside from that, the film doesn’t jump off the screen for me. But, like the Utah coaches recognized, the potential is there. If these two have a great senior season, they could become more than a blip on the recruiting radar and end up with a lengthy list of P5 offers. Long, athletic DBs are in high demand right now. Utah swoops in with the early offer and get a couple of steals in the 2017 class. They could also be a project for the coaches. A couple of smart, coachable players they take under their wing and develop into Utah caliber defenders.


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