Four-star athlete Averin Collier out of Churchville (N.Y.) Churchville-Chili knows three schools that he'll be taking visits to. Who does the 5-foot-11, 195-pounder want to visit and why?
"Clemson, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh are definite visits I want to go on," he said. "I'm not sure of anywhere else I'm going to go from there. Right now I'm more concentrated on my senior year of high school and I'll probably play it week by week. I do think I'll head up to see my brother at Pittsburgh in the next week or two. That's the only visit I'm looking at right now."
Collier discussed why those three colleges stand out.
"It's just the coaching staffs and seeing where their program is going," he said. "They all have programs that are on the rise and are doing great recruiting. They are also Christian staffs that make me feel comfortable and at home."
It's previously been mentioned that Clemson is a leader for the Rivals250 star. Is that still the case?
"Right now I'd say they are my leader," he said. "The recruiting process has its ups and downs. I'm not set on Clemson and others could jump in."
One other school Collier would like to see an offer from this season is North Carolina.
"They are talking to me, but haven't offered," he said. "I would love an offer from them."
While recruiting has slowed down, the No. 19 athlete in the country has been busy talking to other recruits.
"I've been talking to a lot of other guys including Marcus Sales who is a good friend of mine," he said. "I talk to him about once or twice a week. I also talk to Marvin Jones and Hubie Graham."
Does Collier talk about playing together with some of these other prospects?
"We talk about it all the time," he said. "They are a great bunch of players on the field, but we all know we've got to look at what is best for us."
Mentioned earlier, the No. 1 prospect in New York is very focused on the season. It's not surprising when you consider his season kicks off on Saturday against John Marshall.
"We're a senior heavy team with 18 returning starters, many of them are on offense," he said. "We should be pretty explosive and everything appears to be clicking, but there is always room for improvement."