Clemson struck gold in California again Saturday with a commitment from WR Beaux Collins (6-3 195) of Bellflower, CA. He was a high school teammate of Clemson freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei.
Collins is rated as a 4-star prospect by the 247Sports composite. He’s ranked as the third best receiver in the country in his class and the #5 prospect in the state of California.
According to stats from MaxPreps, this season Collins had 41 catches for 1008 yards and 14 touchdowns. He averaged over 24 yards per catch.
Collins visited Clemson twice last year, once for a camp and the other for a game. Seeing the Tigers in person and the atmosphere around the game opened his eyes to what he might experience with them.
“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. 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.”
Collins is the sixth commitment for the 2021 class and the second receiver. Ironically, the other receiver also is named Collins, Dacari Collins. And the Tigers could add more pledges Sunday with DE Dade Denhoff and TE Jake Briningstool considered possibilities.