Five-star football recruit’s mother prevents him from signing with Arkansas
Running back recruit Alex Collins was supposed to sign with the University of Arkansas Wednesday morning but they are still waiting for a fax in Fayetteville, Ark. because of Collins’ mother.
Alex Collins is a five-star recruit and the No. 1 all-purpose running back on the recruiting site 247Sports.com and announced his commitment to Arkansas over Miami (Fla.) on Monday.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Alex Collins was not present at his high school’s signing ceremony to sign his letter of intent and South Plantation’s athletic director Mike Collins said “more due diligence needs to be done on the family’s side of things.”
Later, the USA Today revealed what Mike Collins was talking about. According to the article the running back’s mom has to sign the letter intent as well and instead of that she has run away with it. Preventing his official commitment to play for the Razorbacks.
In 2011, a similar situation happened when recruit Floyd Raven’s mother forged her son’s signature and sent his letter of intent to Mississippi instead of his choice of Texas A&M. Then-Mississippi coach Houston Nutt allowed Raven to switch his commitment, according to Business Insider.