Clemson last May picked up a commitment from the top rated quarterback in the 2020 class in DJ Uiagalelei from Bellflower, CA. The Tigers are hoping to add his top receiver to their 2021 class. Beaux Collins (6-3 195) was in last weekend for an unofficial visit, his second with the Tigers following a camp visit last summer. It came a week after he visited Ohio State, and the Tigers and Buckeyes are perceived as the frontrunners for this nationally recruited talent.
Collins played in his high school game Friday night before he and his parents hopped a red-eye flight to Atlanta. With a Noon kickoff for the Florida State game, he missed all of the pre-game activity, but he made up for that by taking in the after-victory party.
“The locker room after the game was the best part,” Collins said. “It just shows me that just as much as you can be serious and dialed in, you can also have fun and still be among the best. After the game, my parents and I had a little quick tour around the facility with Coach Jeff Scott before we headed out. It was amazing seeing that crowd in person. And the way they stormed the field after the game with the players was very eye opening.”
A big part of winning any recruiting battle is winning over the parents. The Tigers apparently checked that box.
“My parents loved it, especially my mom. And I will definitely be back,” Collins said. “If not for another game, then most definitely for an official visit. It was a long trip but most definitely worth it. Clemson is extremely high on my list.”
According to MaxPreps stats, thru six games this season Collins has 20 catches for 536 yards and 8 touchdowns, and he’s averaging 27 yards per catch.