Feb 01, 2012; Denton, TX, USA; Denton Ryan senior Mario Edwards looks over his letter of intent before making his decision to attend Florida State University at a press conference at Denton Ryan High School. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Collins Cancels Announcement After Mother Confiscates National Letter of Intent

UPDATE: There is an interesting twist to Collins’ recruiting story. Not long before he was set to sign his National Letter of Intent and send it in to Arkansas, Alex Collins’ mothers took the papers and disappeared, because she was unhappy with his decision to leave his home state of Florida.

A players decision can not be official until he signs the papers and the papers cannot be complete without the signature of his legal guardian.

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This is definitely a story to watch and the folks in Arkansas should have some growing concerns. Other than Arkansas, Collins was considering Florida, Florida State, Miami and Wisconsin.


South Plantation running back recruit Alex Collins announced his decision to join the Arkansas Razorbacks football team on Monday night on Fox Sports South. The Florida native was said to be choosing between Miami and Arkansas, but ultimately chose to leave his home state and head for the SEC.

Rivals.com has the four-star Collins rated the No. 13 running back recruit in the nation.

At 5-foot-11, 207-pounds, Collins is a well-rounded running back that has a good understanding of angles and the power to run through defenders. Collins was initially committed to Miami before backing out of the commitment in November of last year.

On top of the offers from Arkansas and Miami, Collins was being recruited by Florida, Florida State and Wisconsin.

Many believe that the Arkansas recruit is the best running back this year from the state of Florida. It is a great signing for the Razorbacks.

Stay tuned to FanSided.com for the latest college football recruiting news and be sure to visit us on National Signing Day for up to date signing announcements on the nation’s top recruits. It’s an exciting day to be a college football fan and we look forward to sharing the day with you.

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