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Collins just wants a chance

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Barrinton Collins has rushed for 2,026 yards and 37 touchdowns on 180 carries this season - that's more than 11 yards per carry - and still the Corona (Calif.) Centennial running back only has an offer from Weber State.
Collins is obviously frustrated that he hasn't gotten more traction and says his size - he's 5 feet 8 and 185 pounds - is probably why major programs haven't come calling.
Still, the three-star prospect is putting up such dynamic numbers that it's hard not to notice. Plus, Corona Centennial has outscored its opponents, 713-177, this season which further proves that Collins is a winner.
With the state championship this weekend, Collins said he's going to do all he can to get another victory and won't worry too much about his recruitment until later. He's staying patient and right now that's all he can do.
"I'm not really being recruited heavily and I don't know why yet," Collins said after rushing for 90 yards and three touchdowns against Chino Hills last weekend.
"People are telling me to just stay patient. I'm just waiting and playing football. It's tough because a lot of people think I'm too small and I'm not the ideal size for a running back."
It's true that Collins, who said that Montana, Navy and Oregon State have reached out a little bit, is hampered by his small stature but he argues that there are many undersized backs playing in the NFL.
He's not even looking that far into the future. Collins is just hoping someone can see his senior season highlight tape, look at his statistics and give him a chance on the college level.
Last season, Collins was used as a wide receiver in Centennial's offense but this year was moved to running back. Coach Matt Logan gave him an opportunity in the backfield and it has paid off. Now Collins is hoping a few college teams come calling in the next few weeks.
"There are guys in the league even smaller than me," Collins said. "If you can ball, you can ball."
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