UPDATED 12:57 p.m. ET: Alex Collins’ mother reportedly confiscated his paperwork to submit his national letter of intent:
ESPN just claimed Alex Collins mom stole his letter of intent to Arkansas is on the lam. Apparently favors Miami.
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) February 6, 2013
Reports emanating from South Plantation High School (Plantation, Fla.) say one-time Miami verbal commit turned Arkansas verbal commit Alex Collins has yet to sign his national letter of intent and his still deciding his college fate.
Collins announced his commitment to Arkansas on Monday night after taking his final official visit to the Fayetteville campus over the weekend. Some recruiting services rank Collins the nation’s No. 1 overall running back.
Playing in the shadow of the Miami Hurricanes, Collins committed there over a year ago. Current Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pursued Collins while at Wisconsin, and seemingly had the flip successfully made when Collins declared during FOX Sports South’s “The Next College Football Show.”
Similar situations of final hour cold feet have arisen in the past. Just last year, Josh Harvey-Clemons no-showed his scheduled announcement due to a family conflict over his chosen destination. Highly touted wide receiver and kick return specialist Davonte Neal was reportedly considering committing to Arizona when his announcement was delayed several hours; Neal instead signed with Notre Dame.
Stay tuned for Collins’ final decision.