Alabama Extends Offer To Second Clay-Chalkville Wideout
One day after landing one Clay-Chalkville High School wide receiver, Alabama now finds itself in a position to land a second.
On Friday, sophomore Nico Collins was the latest Cougar to receive an offer from the Crimson Tide, joining junior teammate T.J. Simmons who committed to Alabama just a day earlier. The announcement was made public by the Clay-Chalkville football Twitter account.
According to the Trussville Tribune, Collins, along with Simmons, travelled to Tuscaloosa on Friday to meet with Alabama coach Nick Saban at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility. It was there where Saban extended an offer to the younger of the two.
On Thursday, the Tribune reported that after Saban extended an offer to Simmons over the phone, he spoke to Collins, telling the sophomore that the Alabama coaching staff wanted to “see” him first before offering.
Like Simmons, Collins had a big year in 2014. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound sophomore caught 39 passes for 805 yards and 15 touchdowns for the Class 6A state champions, while earning second-team all-state honors for his accolades.
But unlike Simmons, Collins will weigh his options a little longer. Collins, who could have been the Crimson Tide’s first verbal commitment of the 2017 recruiting class had he accepted immediately, also holds offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss.
Collins, who will be a junior in the fall, is not yet rated by any of the major recruiting services. Per 247Sports, Simmons’ primary recruiter is Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal, though the recruiting service does not yet specify one for Collins.
Last week, Cristobal was named Rivals.com’s 2015 Recruiter of the Year.
Watch Collins’ highlights below: