Last month Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth offensive tackle David Collins attended the U.S. Army All-American combine. The 6-foot-7, 325-pounder impressed at the event and that has resulted in a couple early offers and some major interest in recent weeks.
"It was phenomenal how they treated everybody down there," he said. "We got our gear on Friday and relaxed. Then on Saturday I woke up and we did our shuttles and 40's. We had lunch and then I went with my group.
"I think I showed I had a mean streak while I was down there. I'm extremely competitive and I went up and beat some of the top guys of the defensive group. After that, everybody started calling me out."
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Since the trip down to San Antonio, Collins has acquired two offers.
"I picked up offers from North Carolina on January 26th and ECU on Signing Day," he said. "I'm definitely thankful to have them. In fact, I'm going to a junior day this weekend to North Carolina. Next weekend I'll be headed out to a junior day to East Carolina."
Recently, Collins visited two schools.
"I went to Wake Forest and South Carolina," he said. "Wake has been there with me since day one. I have a great relationship with everyone there.
"South Carolina is phenomenal. There are lots of rumors about how Steve Spurrier is real cocky, but that's not true. He's laid back and calm. He's not in your face. He basically told me he'll do this and that for me. It was my first visit to an SEC school and I was impressed."
Numerous other colleges continue to show interest including North Carolina State, Duke, Clemson and Auburn too.
In the near future Collins plans to attend Adidas and Nike Camps. He is also starting to look into one day camps this summer.