LSU keeps four-star QB Rickie Collins at home with commitment
Four-star defender Baton Rouge (La.) Woodlawn Rickie Collins committed LSUwhen the nation’s 2nd-ranked dual-threat quartet complete the unmasking Purdue to stay in the state capital.
Collins, who has been with Purdue for nearly ten months, left the team on August 1 amid pressure from LSU following the Tigers to make him the number one priority at the end of the summer. The work from quarterback coach Joe Sloan to control Collins pre-season could be seen as a huge win for a 2023 LSU class that has certainly felt the summer heat on the recruiting road and has reacted. in a wonderful way.
As the summer went into the summer, Florida State, Oregon, and Arkansas were some of the other teams to join Collins, but as the midfield domino dropped and positions became clear, LSU was almost a decision. no wisdom after he died.
While he is a real double threat, Collins’ athleticism is not a sacrifice for him to be able to make tough throws in tight windows. Add in his game class allowing him to do games with his feet and it makes sense why so many Power Five programs have pushed to pull him out of Purdue. A finalist at Elite 11 this summer, Collins has proven his status as a signal caller worthy of being in the national discussion despite some struggles throughout the week.
Collins will need a bit of development after moving across town to LSU’s campus, but after two years in the offensive system, Collins should be ready to use the field as a legal weapon in the SEC. During that time, his physical development and game handling will need to improve to be available in 2025 and beyond.
At 6 feet 3,181 pounds, Collins is the 103rd ranked player in the nation in 2023, according to Rivals. He is the 8th rookie from Louisiana and the 2nd most dangerous double defender in the country. His commitment brings LSU 19 commitments in the 2023 tier and keeps the Tigers firmly in the top 10 of the 2023 team rankings.