Chevoski Collins talks Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt is the latest school to offer Livingston (Texas) High School athlete Chevoski Collins. Although Collins plays quarterback in high school, the Commodores think he'd make a good wide receiver in college.


"Last Saturday I was on the phone with Josh Gattis," said Chevoski Collins. "He said [Vanderbilt] liked my playmaking ability and my versatility being able to play outside or in the slot.

"I was excited because it was my first SEC offer. That's the best conference in the country with the highest level of competition. I need to do more research on Vanderbilt, but I know it's a good school, and I plan on visiting during the summertime."

Collins, 6-foot, 190-pounds, was named Second Team All-District (Texas 20/4A Region II) in 2011 at the quarterback position.

"I had some big games against Nederland, Vidor and Beaumont Ozen," Collins said. "I had four touchdowns in the Ozen game which we lost by one. We lost three close games which caused us to miss the playoffs.

"Next year I'm going to play more wide receiver for us. I'll also play cornerback in certain situations and handle punt and kick returns."

Collins had more than 700 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns in 10 games for the Livingston Lions. Although he threw sparingly Collins connected for 430 passing yards and four touchdowns with only three picks. He had one interception on defense and took a kick return 90 yards back before being brought down with the five-yard line. The interest in Collins began in the first month of 2012.

"My first offer was from Texas Tech on January 17th," said Collins. "I believe my next offers went like Utah, Baylor, New Mexico State, and TCU in that order.

"I went on visits to Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M. I'd like to take a visit to LSU because they've been showing me quite a lot of interest lately. I'll definitely be in touch with Vanderbilt and see when I can go out there. They're supposed to be coming to my spring practice which starts on Monday."

January was a big month for Collins. Not only did he get his first offer, he also competed against top players at the Army All-American Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio.

Collins played basketball for Livingston during the winter and track in the spring. His head football coach, Randy Rowe, is a graduate of Northwestern and came back to coach his high school alma mater in 2004.

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