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Arkansas Commit Alex Collins' Mother Reportedly Steals Letter of Intent

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2017

The mother of Arkansas commit Alex Collins reportedly stole his letter of intent. 

Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel passed along this information he gathered from ESPN:


UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1:28 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Alex Collins officially signed his letter of intent to play for Arkansas live on CBS Miami.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Dave Hyde tweeted a picture of Collins at his ceremony.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 12:49 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Alex Collins' mother has hired an attorney to represent the family. WPLG (ABC)-TV's Will Manso has the latest:

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 12:22 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Alex Collins is now expected to sign his letter of intent this afternoon, according to South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Steve Gorten.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 11:29 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Alex Collins reportedly will delay signing his letter of intent, according to 247Sports' Robert Turbeville.

Arkansas and Miami television stations reported Wednesday night that 5-star running back Alex Collinswould sign with Arkansas at 11 a.m. Central today.

However, Hawgs247 spoke to Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation Athletic Director Mike Collins at about 8:41 a.m. Central today, and there will be no signing at 11. Collins said the details of the signing are still being worked out and that he could not comment further.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9:27 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Alex Collins will reportedly sign his letter of intent to play for Arkansas today, according to CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd.

Five-star tailback Alex Collins is expected to sign his letter of intent Thursday at 1 p.m. ET a person with knowledge of the situation told

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Update: Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 4:43 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

The Miami Herald's Susan Miller Degnam provides more details on the Alex Collins situation:

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Collins was set to announce his intent to sign with the Razorbacks at a signing ceremony on Wednesday's national signing day, but there was an abrupt change of plans.  Apparently his authoritative matriarch put her foot down.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Steve Gorten reported on that development:

Gorten also reported that the AD from Collins' high school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., let it be known that the abrupt change in plans didn't necessarily mean he would be changing his decision.  

Meanwhile, Collins sent out this reassuring tweet

Things get a little crazy on national signing day, but this has to be a first. It is impossible to predict what will happen, but it is safe to say that the schools involved will all be anxiously waiting. 

Collins has the makings to be a game-changer. 

At 5'11" and 204 pounds, he is the ideal size for a running back. He has good speed and agility—247Sports credits him with a 4.45 40-yard dash. He also has good hands and can be dangerous catching passes. 

He can run over or around tacklers, and he is nearly impossible to tackle in the open field.  However, he couldn't seem to overrule his parent when it came to his college choice.

According to 247Sports' composite ranking, Collins is the No. 41 recruit in the nation and the No. 5 running back.

Details of this event are vague, to say the least, but hopefully he winds up in the best situation for him. 

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