RB Alex Collins to Miami, or not to Miami?


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Alex Collins (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) took part in the morning session of the Jimbo Fisher Camp wearing normal camper attire. But when he took to the fields in the afternoon, his previous outfit was replaced by Florida State gear from head to toe.

The four-star Miami commitment, who is rumored to be heavily considering a switch to the Seminoles, downplayed the change, but did reveal his interest.

"I don't think too much about it," said Collins. "I like Florida State, I bought their clothes and I just wear it. It doesn't have a meaning to it, I am just working out in it."

Collins, who said he is up to 205 pounds, performed at a high level catching the attention of just about everyone watching. And after he was able to speak with the coaching staff, they too seem impressed.

"They are still interested in me," said the prized tailback. "I was trying to put on a show for everybody and working to the best of my ability. They seemed like they were impressed with me."

Still, Collins says he is committed to the Hurricanes. The ESPN 300 prospect isn't hiding the fact that he will travel to other schools of interest.

"I am committed to Miami right now, but I am keeping all of my options open and visiting other schools to work," said Collins.

Wisconsin, UCF and USF are three other schools, aside from Florida State and Miami, that have Collins' interest.

The decision won't come any time soon, he said. The plan instead is to think things over and take a few months to reach a selection.

"I know I am going to make a final decision, but I just have to sit down and talk with my mom," Collins mentioned. "It is something that will probably happen towards the end of my senior year."

Academics are high on Collins' criteria for schools, including a criminal-justice major that he plans to study.