HOUSTON — Katy (Texas) High School 2016 safety Collin Wilder is rare in that he started games on Katy's varsity as a freshman. According to head coach Gary Joseph, only two Tigers in the last 31 years have done that and one of them is Wilder's teammate, 2015 running back Rodney Anderson.
At least one coach on Texas Tech's staff already knew Wilder's name in 2012. That's because his team faced Wilder and the Tigers on the field. Texas Tech's current running backs coach, Mike Jinks, was the head coach at Cibolo (Texas) Steele last season when the Knights encountered Katy in the Texas 5A Division II state semifinals.