It’s already looking as if the running back position will be loaded once again inside the Lone Star State in 2010. Temple’s Lache Seastrunk is grabbing the majority of the buzz early in the recruiting process, but there are several backs out there with a lot of potential. Westwood’s Princeton Collins is one such athlete.
As only a sophomore, Princeton Collins was a force on the offensive side of the ball for the Westwood Warriors, racking up 901 yards rushing and scoring nine touchdowns on the year. Those numbers were good enough to earn him Second Team All-District honors.
Collins was also very impressive at the National Underclassmen Football Combine earlier this year, winning the Running Back MVP and Leadership awards. Top flight programs have not failed to take notice, as Collins is already receiving mail from the likes of Vanderbilt, Florida, UCLA, Iowa State and Houston.
Collins participated in summer camp right in his back yard at the University of Texas during the month of June. He was very impressed with the talent in Austin and felt he gave a good showing as well.
“I feel like I did well. I didn’t show out, but I showed my skills,” Collins said. “I know a couple of eyes were watching me run routes and catch the ball. I had zero dropped passes.”
On top of Texas, some of the other programs Collins displayed interest in included Florida, Miami, Georgia and LSU. He talked about what makes these programs so special.
“There all really good schools,” Collins said. “They all have good workout programs and their athletes perform at the highest level in college football.”
According to Collins, running the football isn’t the only thing he brings to the table. He also provides a good receiving option out of the backfield.
“My strengths are using my agility and being able to catch the ball out of the backfield,” Collins said.
Collins also mentioned his vision and ability to use the sideline when asked about his strengths on the football field.