You probably remember the weird story of Alex Collins’ mother confiscating his National Letter of Intent on signing day. While such a situation certainly wasn’t the most auspicious way to begin his college career, Collins has demonstrated that he deserves to be known beyond that signing day snafu. He’s the first player in SEC history to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his first three career games, and the backfield he’s a key component of — he splits time with sophomore Jonathan Williams — is one of the best in the nation.
In an interview with USA Today Sports, Collins shared some the story behind the mishap on signing day. He said:
I didn’t even talk to my family about my decision. And [my mother] just wanted to know why. She just wanted to know that no one was trying to, like, outside influences encourage me to go somewhere else because of there being other schools. So it was more like sitting down, talking to her and my dad about why I chose to go to that school.
It was just hard for my mom because me going out of state and not being in her hand’s reach. She just wanted to make sure that I was making the right decision for myself and I wasn’t making a decision for anybody else.
Collins, however, made it clear that he wants to move beyond the signing day story, saying that he is just focusing on taking the college experience one day at a time. His next game will be against the Texas A&M Aggies this upcoming Saturday.
[Source: USA Today Sports]