Woodlawn 4-star QB Rickie Collins made it official today committing to the LSU Tigers after decommitting from Purdue just over a week ago. Collins was committed to Purdue for over a year, but after Louisiana recruiter Marty Biagi left Purdue to take a job at Ole Miss that sort of changed things.
Collins expressed that when Biagi left Purdue his communication with the rest of the staff was different & LSU's staff led by quarterbacks coach Joe Sloan turned up the heat to keep him home. Collins was an Elite 11 finalist this past April & he's the No. 3 ranked QB in the state according to 247Sports. He had offers from major programs like Florida St, Oregon, Arkansas, Washington, Virginia Tech, Louisville, & a host of others.
Landing Collins gives the Tigers their 19th commitment for the 2023 class & this should make Brian Kelly feel really comfortable about the future at quarterback in Death Valley. The Tigers only took one quarterback in last year's class with 4-star Walker Howard & Kelly expressed they only wanted one quarterback for the 2023 class as well. At the BK Splash two weeks ago on LSU's campus, the staff did a phenomenal job of making it clear to Rickie & his mom Precious Collins that he was a major priority. Unlike the previous staff, Collins felt a better vibe & chemistry this time around.
With Collins, the Tigers are getting an athletic dual-threat quarterback that can make any throw on the route tree. He has a good frame at 6-foot-3, 190 pounds with an IQ for the game that's off the charts. He's going to be a kid that comes in as a freshman that should pickup on the playbook & all the nuances of being a college quarterback pretty fast. All & all the Tigers got a REALLY good one.
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