March 9, 2010
Collins intrigued by Vols offer
Daryl Collins may not be the player with 20-plus offers at this point in his recruitment, but the offers the Gadsen, Ala., star has are impressive.
Collins received an official offer from Tennessee on Monday to go along with his current offer sheet that included Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Southern Miss and Southern Cal.
Collins, who visited Tennessee last summer for a camp, had good things to say about the Vols.
"I'm intrigued, because they pass the ball a lot," said the 6-foot, 190-pound wide receiver. "I know they have, I think, the third-biggest stadium in the country. Their stadium stays packed. I've been up there and the facilities are great and the atmosphere is too."
One of the things Collins liked in Knoxville will be one of his priorities when he begins to look for his future home over the next several months.
"I'll be looking for the facilities, the atmosphere, how great that is," Collins continued. "The schoolwork, the coaches -- pretty much that's it."
One thing that may not end up being a big deal in Collins' recruitment is the location of any certain school.
"I mean, if I really like the school, I'm going to sit down and talk to my family and decide how far they want me to go out. Pretty much, it's going to be my decision if I want to go that far," Collins said.
Although he is receiving interest from schools around the country, Collins already has relationships with friends at certain in-state schools close to home.
"I got several teammates at Alabama and one at Auburn, but they haven't been on me," Collins added.
And, if anyone was wondering if Collins has already developed a favorite because of teammates at certain school, he had one simple answer to his future.
"I'll just look at all of them the same," Collins declared.
While he does plan on visiting several campuses during the spring and summer, he is still concentrating on his final season for Gadsen City High School.
"For my senior year, I want to hopefully perform better than last year," Collins said comparing his upcoming season to his 2009 campaign that saw him catch seven touchdowns. "We lost one of the top running backs in the state, so we got out of the 'I' and are trying to do spread, so we're going to try to throw the ball more."
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