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Old 02-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #1774
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Default Re: 2012 College Football Discussion thread

Well, here's the most bizarre story of signing day. 5 star RB Alex Collins' mom stole his LOI to Arkansas and ran away with it (they still can't find her) because she wants him to stay home and go to Miami. What a selfish woman, he doesn't even live with her.

1:35 Update: There may soon be a resolution to this story if Collins can track down his dad and have him sign the letter of intent to Arkansas.

12:40 Update: Corey Long reported on ESPN that Collins' mom has upstaged his signing ceremony and is refusing to let him sign his letter of intent to Arkansas. In fact, she cannot even be found.

"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."

Original: On Monday evening, Alex Collins chose the Arkansas Razorbacks. Collins is one of the highest rated recruits in the country, a five-star running back out of Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation High School.

But not everyone was happy that Collins chose Arkansas over the hometown Miami Hurricanes.

In particularly, Collins' mom was rumored to be unhappy with his choice. Collins had a hard upbringing and doesn't live with his mom, but instead with his coach Doug Gatewood. But mommas are still mommas, and Collins' was known to be strongly in favor of him staying home and signing with the Miami Hurricanes.

And that may have caused some of the drama today. Alex Collins was set to sign in the signing ceremony around 11 a.m., and was seen in a suit and tie according to students on twitter at his school.

But he didn't show up. Could this be a situation in which the parent is refusing to sign the letter of intent? Perhaps. It certainly would not be unprecedented in the world of college football recruiting.

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