Since Jim Harbaugh arrived at Michigan, The Wolverines have done a phenomenal job in landing top out of state targets. Well, Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan coaching staff are now attempting to land one of Alabama’s top prospects in the 2017 class in Pinson, AL (Clay-Chalkville) four-star receiver Nico Collins.
The coaching staff will have a chance to land the talented Alabama prospect when he visits Michigan on May 6th for an unofficial visit. There is no doubt that the coaching staff will put the full-court press on Collins and his father during their time in Ann Arbor.
“I will be visiting Michigan sometime early next month,” Collins told me about his upcoming Michigan visit. “The exact date is May 6th, that is of course what my father told me. I also plan on visiting Clemson and Florida State soon, not sure exactly when.”
Collins’ father is from the state of Michigan and has been a big Wolverine fan since he was a young kid. Michigan having the connections and being his father’s favorite school is a big reason for why Michigan is a major contender in Collins recruitment.
“I do have a lot of family in the state of Michigan,” Collins informed me. “So that kind of helps out Michigan when they are recruiting me. My father having been a Michigan fan and from the state of Michigan plays a big role to me, but he knows it’s my decision.”
The Wolverines like I mentioned before, are a major contender for Collins and will continue to be within his recruitment. However, Michigan is not the only school that is standing out for Collins. Alabama, Georgia, and Clemson are also sticking out to Collins.
“Michigan is a great program, it appears to be the place that everybody wants to go. I mean Michigan has recruited me very hard and want me to be apart of The Blue Print. The Wolverines are definitely up there among the other schools that are sticking out. However, Alabama is also a school I really like. Not to mention, Clemson and Georgia. I like these schools for a lot of reasons, but mainly because they just seem like pretty nice schools and the type of offenses I like.”
Collins has been recruited heavily by both Bam Richards and Jim Harbaugh. Both of the Michigan coaches have been in constant contact with him and his father for quite sometime.
“Coach Bam and Coach Jim Harbaugh are the two main coaches who have recruited me so far. They are both pretty good guys and know a lot about football. Coach Bam actually just texted me Monday night, we talked about how school and football was going for me. As for Coach Harbaugh, he will message me every now and then, just making sure everything is going good.”
Collins recruitment appears to be one that will go on for sometime. However, Collins will try to enroll early. He’s going to work toward that. If he can’t, then he will go through his senior year and make his decision on National Signing Day next February. With Collins visiting Michigan on May 6th and already liking The Wolverines. Michigan has a chance to gain some serious ground.
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)