|In-state junior running back Collins is one to watch|
|Written by Matt Pargoff|
Among the top in-state prospects for the 2014 recruiting class, Farmington Hill Harrison running back Lorenzo Collins is looking forward to a big junior year. While he is a powerful runner with very good balance and vision, he does not have any scholarship offers yet and noted that the recruiting process has gotten off to a slow start.
“I haven’t been hearing from anyone. I haven’t been getting mail from schools,” said Collins. “I’m interested in Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama and that’s about it right now.”
Standing in at 6-0, 210 pounds, Collins went on to discuss what has attracted his attention to each of the three schools he likes.
Michigan: “At Michigan, some of the seniors last year went there and told me it’s a pretty good school. I liked it when I attended their camp last summer.”
Michigan State: “I grew up a Michigan State fan and my cousin attended there some years back.”
Alabama: “I just like their football program.”
While Collins has a select group of early frontrunners, he noted that he plans to take his time in approaching the recruiting process.
“I don’t think I’ll make an early decision, but I really don’t know,” he stated. “I think that I’ll have to do a lot of visits and get to know the program a lot better than what I know right now, or what I think I know.”
Collins went on to discuss what he is looking for in a future college destination.
“First, me and my mom agreed that it has to have a good academic program,” he noted. “To me, the football program has to be pretty good. I want to go to a school where I can get playing time and really get my name out.”
The Harrison squad won the Division II state championship in 2010, but fell in the second round of the playoffs last year to Birmingham Brother Rice, after having won 24 straight games. For the Collins, matching that past success is a major focal point for his junior season.
“I want my team to go to the state championship again, so I can get my second ring and get one for those who haven’t gotten one yet,” he explained. “For this season, I plan on getting better and doing better than what I did last year. My goal is to make all-state for the first time. That would make me really happy.”
Be sure to check out Collins' very impressive sophomore year highlights below.