Arkansas signee Alex Collins / Photo: 247Sports.com
There are always one or two stories that emerge from national signing day that make you scratch your head, and Arkansas signee Alex Collins found himself right in the center of one of those on Feb. 6.
Collins, a 5'11", 204-pound, 5-star running back from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. was all set to sign with Arkansas, but his mother confiscated his National Letter of Intent and left his high school signing ceremony.
With the blessing of his father, Collins signed his letter the next day and became a member of Arkansas' 2013 recruiting class. But the PR damage was done, as the saga of Collins' signing made national headlines.
One would hope that the saga doesn't stick with Collins long, because if you saw Collins initially to commit to Arkansas on Fox Sports South's "The NEW College Football Show Next Class 2013" on Feb. 4, you saw a kid who has a great head on his shoulders. But at least for a little while, he was/is known as the kid with the runaway mom.