Posted by Adam Butler on February 4, 2013
In what can only be considered a College Football recruiting coup, Arkansas landed the pledge of 5-star running back Alex Collins of Plantation, Florida, tonight. Collins announced his decision live on FOX Sports South’s The NEW College Football Show: Next Class 2013.
Collins is thought by many to be the best runningback in the Sunshine State and chose Arkansas over Miami, Florida St., Florida and Wisconsin.
His commitment immediately validated the decision of Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema to use his connections (as well as those of key assistants Charlie Partridge and former Miami Hurricane player and head coach Randy Shannon) to recruit a Florida heavily.
Arkansas has made recruiting forays into Florida in the past but was typically no match for the Big 3 in the state–Florida, Florida State and Miami.
National Signing Day is Wednesday, and Arkansas is still awaiting the decision of a few big targets including offensive lineman Denver Kirkland (6’5 305) of Miami, Fla.