When an opposing coach gives a tip on player that stood out against his team it is worth checking that player out, especially when this coach is Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei assistant coach Owen Brown, who has been right on players before. One player who received Brown's praise for the class of 2007 is athlete prospect Cameron Collins (6-2, 200, 4.65) from Santa Monica, Calif.
"Cameron can flat out play," Brown said. "I think he's going to be big recruit once college coaches see him play. Collins is really good."
By the looks of things, Brown once again is on target as Collins has picked up his first offer from Oregon State.
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Oregon is also recruiting Collins pretty hard as the two northwest schools are recruiting him the hardest.
Besides the two Oregon schools, Collins is getting recruiting action from a diverse group of colleges that includes; Stanford, Cal, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and a bunch of Ivy League schools.
Collins earned first-team all-CIF and first-team all-league honors after catching 39 passes for 539 yards and five touchdowns.
On defense, Collins racked up 59 tackles, four interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two sacks.
Collins is being recruited as an athlete due to his versatility. He has the potential to play wide receiver, H-Back, tight end, safety or linebacker.
To give you an idea of how athletic Collins is, he has even played quarterback for Santa Monica.
The scouting report on his defensive play is Collins is an outstanding open field tackler who arrives on the scene with ill intent. He's known as a hitter who makes plays.
On the offensive side of the ball, Collins possesses soft hands and terrific feet that enables him to run precise routes.
Another thing to like about his offensive play is he's an outstanding blocker. He's just as lethal a hitter while blocking as he is when he's zeroing on making a tackle.
What is Collins looking for in a University?
"I want to go to a school where I can get a good education as well as a good football experience," Collins said. "Location nor the weather will play a part in my decision."