What he said he isn’t seriously considering doing — not yet, anyway — is dropping the Hurricanes.
Even though he has been seen wearing FSU T-shirts around school and said he enjoyed his trip to Wisconsin, Collins said he remains committed to coach Al Golden and will wait to see how hard the school gets hit when NCAA sanctions are finally levied in the coming months.
“I don’t know how hard the NCAA will hit Miami or if it will be a soft touch,” Collins said. “But when I think about it, I really don’t want to be affected by something that happened before. I feel people that didn’t have anything to do with that situation should not pay the price for people who did. That’s why I’m waiting to see what happens before I make any final decisions.”
"Collins is no longer unknown but he’ certainly wanted. Despite committing to Miami in January he’s still listening to other coaches from other programs. He was always up front with the ‘Canes staff from the very beginning.
“When he committed to them he told other coaches to still recruit him,” Gatewood said. “He had only played the one season and didn’t know what was out there. He visited Miami and basically committed on the spot. But he still wanted to be recruited.”
Collins says he loves the Hurricanes but he just wants a chance to see what the college football world is like outside of Broward County.
“That Miami visit was my first ever to see a school,” Collins said. “It was wonderful and I love Miami. I love those coaches and players. But at the same time I have never really been out of Broward. I also want to know what else is out there.”
This weekend Collins will be in for a big change. He’s headed to Madison for an official visit to Wisconsin. The following weekend he’s headed to Tallahassee to make an official visit to Florida State.
“Those are the two visits I have set up so far,” Collins said. “I have been to Miami a bunch but I may make my official visit when they play FSU in a few weeks. I haven’t decided yet. I have been talking with Florida a lot lately.
I talk with coach [Brian] White. UCF and South Florida are also showing me a lot of interest. It’s pretty much those schools.
“Right now I am just taking things day by day.”