Business Insider – In the oddest story of college football’s National Signing Day, five-star recruit Alex Collins has been unable to officially commit to Arkansas because of his mother.
According to ESPN’s Corey Long, Collins’ mother stole his national letter of intent (the paperwork you send when you pick a school) and then left the school because she didn’t want her son to go out of state.
They are now looking for her.
Here’s what he said on ESPN (via SB Nation):
“The papers are not there. I’ve been told by two different sources that Alex Collins’ mom confiscated the papers and took off and ran with them. They are looking for her currently. From what I understand, Alex is not at the school right now, he is looking for his mom. She was quite torn up about him leaving.”
Collins, who is from Florida, verbally committed to Arkansas on Monday. He was previously considering Miami.
I said it this morning, moms are nuts and you cant leave it up to them to choose where you go to school. Robert Nkemdiche lets his mom decide his life, while Alex here is a big boy and makes his own decisions. But apparently Alex’s mom isn’t too thrilled, and doesn’t take losing well. She’s the type to take her son’s letter of intent and run with it like its the only way for him to go to school. Like he can’t call up Arkansas and be like, “hey, my mom has stolen my letter of intent, but I wanted to notify you guys that I intend to commit.” Or that National Signing Day isn’t some big time thing that ESPN does where it televises the entire process for 12 straight hours. Or that he can’t just get a new letter of intent. Or that it won’t make headline news. That’s just chicks for ya though. They don’t sit back and think things out thoroughly. They just react. Sometimes its beneficial, like in short quick arguments, but most of the time its laughable. And in this case, a mom stealing her son’s letter of intent is 100% laughable.
I give it up to Mrs Collins though. She has a set of nuts of her for sure, for sure.