The Lower Richland program has resurged under the guidance of Daryl Page. Two years ago Clemson signed DB Marcus Edmund and now recruiters are becoming very interest in junior receiver Larry Collins Jr. (6-3 190).
“He’s extremely athletic,” Page said of Collins who also is a member of LR’s 4 x 100 relay team and basketball team. “He has a big body and can go up and get the football. He makes tough catches in traffic but he’s still working on body position and taking advantage of his size.”
USC and Clemson have offered Collins. Some of his other offers include Tennessee, Auburn, Florida State, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Appalachian State.
Collins was at USC for the Georgia game. “The game was great and they played great,” Collins said. “They are telling me to keep doing what I’m doing.” He was at Florida State over the weekend for the Clemson game.
The Tigers also are keeping in touch with Collins who grew up in Jacksonville as a Florida fan before moving to South Carolina in 2006. “Clemson tells me how they are a family,” he said. “They have a great offense, great quarterbacks and receivers.”
Collins said all the schools are recruiting him about the same and he has no favorites. He’s not sure when he’ll make his decision.
Collins has played some fill in quarterback this season but at receiver he has 15 catches with 5 for touchdowns.