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Chevoski Collins gets Texas offer

5/4/2012

It’s been a pretty good week for four-star athlete Chevoski Collins (Livingston, Texas/Livingston).

Oklahoma offered him a few days ago and then today Texas did too.

“I was down in the coaches’ office and Coach [Mack] Brown called,” Collins said. “He just told me that I had been offered by Texas. It is real exciting and a very good accomplishment to know that someone like Texas wants you to come play for them.”

The two rivals want him for very different reasons though. The Sooners are recruiting him as an athlete and would prefer to have him on the offensive side of the ball. The Longhorns want him in the secondary.

“I don’t prefer [defensive back] but I don’t mind playing defense,” Collins said. “Texas was recruiting me as a receiver first but then Coach [Duane] Akina told me he liked what I could do defensively. So Coach Akina started recruiting me.”



The Longhorns have yet to garner a commitment from a defensive back in 2013, so this offer could be a barometer for where they see themselves positioned with some of the defensive back offers they’ve extended. Those include cornerbacks Maurice Smith, who has recently taken quite the interest in Alabama and Antwuan Davis, and out-of-state safeties Vonn Bell and Marcell Harris, who heard from Texas last week.

Brown’s call to Collins puts to rest any confusion that was created after Texas’ second Junior Day when Collins and his head coach, Randy Rowe, both said that the Longhorns had offered that day. Regardless, Collins is happy to officially have the chance to play for Texas if he wanted.

“I don’t have a particular order but Texas is high on my radar,” he said. “I like their history and that they have a really good program. The environment down there is really nice. Everyone is family oriented.”

Also high on his radar, in no particular order, are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Texas Tech. Those many teams still high on his list means that Collins isn’t close to making a decision.

“I’m not sure of the decision yet,” Collins said. “I need to sit down and figure out what’s best for me. I might make a decision during the summer before my season. I need to talk to my parents and make sure that everything is straight.”