The Texas Longhorns are now one considerable step closer to potentially landing one of their key 2020 targets.
As part of a Tuesday evening that saw numerous Texas targets trim their lists, imposing Bastrop Cedar Creek strong-side defensive end Alfred Collins did much of the same, announcing his top five, which featured Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, and Texas A&M.
A Longhorns legacy, as his mother played basketball at Texas, Collins has held a Texas offer since last September, which came just days after his visit for the USC game. The four-star edge rusher has since returned for the Longhorns win over Baylor, and then again this offseason in mid-January.
The 6’5, 247-pounder is yet to utilize any of his official visits, but he’s scheduled to officially visit Texas A&M on Oct. 11. Texas, along with each of his other finalists, will likely welcome the nation’s No. 10 strong-side defensive end throughout the season, as well.
As a junior, Collins completely overwhelmed opposing offensive lines en route to 92 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. As a result of such an effort, Collins was honored as the District 13-5A-II Defensive Lineman of the Year.
One of just five strong-side defensive ends with a Texas offer in hand, Collins and four-star Manor product Princely Umanmielen are the priorities at the position. Collins is currently the more highly-ranked of the two, coming in as the nation’s No. 212 player, per the 247Sports Composite.
Three of his four Crystal Ball picks project that Collins will ultimately call Austin home.