Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Scouts: WR or CB for Chevoski Collins?
By Billy Tucker
Texas gets a promising commitment from a prospect in Chevoski Collins (Livingston, Texas) who we believe could develop into a productive skill player for the Longhorns in time. A dual-threat quarterback in high school, evaluated as an athlete for the next level, Collins actually has the dynamic skill-set to play on either side of the with success in the Big 12 but believe he may need some time to hone his skill-set at either receiver or corner.
As a projected receiver we see good ball skills and a blend of elusiveness and strength as a runner after the catch that could be developed. Collins has balance and short-area quickness to make defenders miss but will also lower the pads and get solid yards after contact. Not a burner but should have enough speed and quickness to open it and create separation.
Cornerback may take more time to develop as he can close with good burst and make a play on the ball in the air with good awareness skills but shows unpolished footwork and some hip tightness in transition that will need to be smoothed over. We feel he is quicker than fast as well and projects more as an aggressive zone corner than a lock-down type in college.
Texas does get a lot of value as he can add depth at either position and should also be a productive contributor on special teams.