RR isnt even on campus yet. His summer will be about 3 weeks if he gets here today. I really think he will redshirt just because he hasnt reported to campus yet. Hes coming soon, but still is behind everyone that is already here. Yes, his potential is out of this world. But he still has a lot of growing to do, just like every other incoming freshman. Rarely do players go from high school to SEC starter from day 1. Unless if youre a freak like PP was.
And thats exactly how Collins got on the field last year. Simon and Mills were the starters. When we went nickel, Mills would bump inside and Collins and Simon were the true CBs.
Id just be really really surprised if Collins doesnt start considering everything hes done and all the work hes put in was for this season. All the coaching and grooming by Chavis was for this season. Chavis likes Collins ALOT too. IMO, Collins will be better than Simon and could very well go pro after next year. Both he and Mills were better that Simon during the backend of the season last year. I just think alot of people are doubting him or forgetting about him because of all the good looking DB prospects. You gotta remember, very rarely do we have a true freshman come in and take a vets spot and become a full time starter. Im more excited about Collins for this upcoming season that I am for Mills. Mills has already shown hes a great looking CB and will improve. Collins will show this year how good he is. I just think alot of people are selling Collins short because of the DBs we have coming in. And they are good looking DBs. But, Collins has proved not only can he play in the SEC, but play at a very high level and can be a game changer.
This post was edited on 7/20 at 11:22 am