Recruiting Update: Ben Collins

Warner Robins, GA. - Houston County is home to one of the Peach state's top recruits at the tight end position. Look inside for the latest on Ben Collins, his upcoming visits, favorites and more in this recruiting update.

Ben Collins, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound tight end from Houston County told that he's getting close to making a decision about his recruiting.  With one more official visit remaining to Western Carolina, Collins says he plans to make his decision next Sunday.

Collins had a strong senior season. He finished the year with 21 catches for 379 yards and four touchdowns.

"I have offers from Connecticut, Ball State, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Army and Western Carolina," said Collins.

Recently, Collins visited Coastal Carolina and he enjoyed his visit so much that he could be very close to giving a verbal to the Chanticleers.

"Coastal Carolina is probably my favorite," he said.  "Our running backs (Eric O'Neal) and defensive end (Dexter Holman) is committed there. I like being close to Myrtle Beach. I got along real well with the players when I visited there. It's just a good fit for me there."

Early playing time is also a very important ingredient for Collins and Coastal Carolina desperately needs help at the tight end position.

"They just graduated three senior tight ends and they have only one on the roster right now," said Collins. "They said I'm gonna come in and play early. I like that a lot."

Collins will travel to Cullowhee Valley, NC. on Friday to visit the Catamounts of Western Carolina.

Citadel, UAB and Georgia Southern are still recruiting Collins, but he doesn't plan on waiting much longer.

"I'll probably make my decision next Sunday when I come back from Western Carolina," Said Collins.

Stay tuned to for more updates on Houston County tight end prospect Ben Collins.

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