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Arkansas stays hot with commitment from four-star DE Charleston Collins

Charleston Collins
Charleston Collins

Make that two four-star commitments on the day for Arkansas as the Razorbacks add a commitment from one of their top targets in versatile in-state pass-rusher Little Rock (Ark.) Mills defensive end Charleston Collins.

Collins, who was heavily courted by a variety of power programs including a handful of SEC West contenders, decided to stay home on the heels of a busy spring visit run that saw him see most of his contenders, including a last minute visit to LSU on Thursday.

However, Sam Pittman and his staff add their top in-state target with his commitment and immediately will have flexibility in the pass-rush game upon his arrival in Fayetteville.

Whether it's lining up as an interior pass rusher or off the edge, Collins has found a lot of success in his high school career getting after the quarterback. As a junior, Collins recorded a whopping 124 tackles including 12 sacks along with forcing one fumble and recovering five fumbles in 12 games. Offensively, Collins also pitched in with 11 receptions for 67 yards.

At the college level, Collins will have the most success off the edge with his combination of athleticism and size. At the Under Armour Dallas camp earlier this spring, Collins walked away with a defensive line MVP honor after getting around and through just about any offensive tackle that was thrown his way. At the next level, Collins should have similar success with his intangibles.

At 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, Collins is ranked as the No. 5 recruit from the state of Arkansas and the No. 25 strongside defensive end in the country.