Churchville (N.Y.) Churchville-Chili running back Kevin Collier is planning visits over the next couple weekends before a potential decision comes at the beginning of the football season. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder is headed to three schools. Who are they and what does he hope to see before he decides?
"Tennessee just caught up with me and they want me to visit this weekend, my two other visits are Maryland and Boston College the following week probably," he said. "I just want to see how things work down at Tennessee. They haven't offered yet and I'm not worried about it, but I want to see how the campus is and see if the environment fits me.
"I like coach Lempa at Boston College. Earlier I set up a visit with them, but then we had to blow it off because I was busy and I've always felt bad about that. I'm trying to make up for it now. I know they're a running team and have been successful with running backs. They're in the ACC now and that's a lot harder than the Big East, the competition is a big thing and I just want to see how I like the coaches at both Boston College and Maryland. First impressions for all the schools are important to me because you'll know by my reaction if I like it or not and if I do, you'll see a big smile on my face."
One school that Collier ruled out of his list was Wisconsin.
"I was planning to visit Wisconsin, but then I heard they offered a guy and he's committed to them," he said. "You can't argue with that because they are still a great school."
The Rivals 250 prospect is still looking to decide early in the season.
"I'm hoping to, but if other schools offer I'll have to wait," he said. "I'm going to try to make all my visits before practice starts on August 15th and then I'll decide."
Collier's season starts on September 3rd. What is he looking forward to this year?
"I'm just looking to have fun this year and I want to enjoy my senior year," he said. "Our team is coming together and we're going to be very good. We're a tight group, the seniors and a lot of young guys are going to get it done. I'm looking for us to get back to the sectionals and go further in the playoffs this year."
The No. 3 player in New York ran for 1,724 yards and 20 touchdowns as he was named Section V Class AAA offensive player of the year.