Collins Receiving Early Offers

Jamie Collins

Franklin County quarterback Jamie Collins (6'3, 210, 4.6) led his team to a class 3A state title in Mississippi in just his first year under center.

This season Collins is on track to do it again.

He will be leading his team in the class 3A state championship game this Saturday against Louisville High School.

Last season, Collins racked up over 2,000 yards of total offense including 26 touchdowns. This year Collins claims to have rushed for over 1,000 yards and thrown for over 900 as well.

"This season has gone well so far," said Collins. "My team is trying to bring home another state title, but first we have to beat a tough opponent and I think we got it."

Not only has Collins earned the respect of his opponents, but he has also caught the attention of a few college recruiters.

"I've received two offers so far from Auburn and Ole Miss," said Collins. "I've also spoken to coaches from LSU and Florida.

"Coach Henson from LSU said they would like to see me at wide receiver," said Collins. "It doesn't really bother me any either because I want to play wherever I fit in best. Actually I would prefer to play wide receiver at the next level anyway because I feel like I have good hands and good size for that position."

The talented student athlete is no stranger to Tiger country.

"I've been to Baton Rouge and to LSU a lot," said Collins. "My brother stays up there and I am always visiting. I went to an LSU camp over the summer and I thought it was pretty cool. I didn't see anything that I didn't like.

"The thing that stands out to me most with LSU is the athletes they have," Collins continued. "They have a lot of talent and they know what it takes to win because they have been through a lot. I think I could fit in really good with their team."

Does Collins have an idea of where he'd like to play at the next level?

"I'd like to take a few visits to different schools before I'd even think about making a favorites list," said Collins. "Right now I am open to just about anybody."

Collins claims his best quality as a player is him being himself and taking advantage of the gifts God has blessed him with. He said for him, football is "serious business and there is no playing around".

Note: As a sophomore Collins earned All-District honors, MVP for backs, and MVP of the state championship game.

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