October 17, 2012

Harrison RB likes Spartans

One of the top running back prospects in the state of Michigan for the class of 2014 is Lorenzo Collins of Farmington Hills Harrison High school. SpartanMag.com caught up with him last night and got some details on his recruitment.

Farmington Hills Harrison High School is not only a traditional powerhouse program, but also has a reputation of producing quality Division 1 prospects. In 2014 the player that could carry on that tradition is Collins. As a sophomore Collins rushed for over a 1000-yards for the Hawks. This fall he is having a solid junior campaign despite teams stacking the box to stop him. We asked Collins about his recruitment.

"Right now I am hearing from Michigan State, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Iowa, Purdue, Nebraska, Ball State, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati, he said. "I do not have any offers as of yet."

The Hawks are in somewhat of a re-building mode after graduating standouts such as Aaron Burbridge, Mario Ojemudia, Devon Funchess and Jake Vento. Harrison has a big game against West Bloomfield High school on Friday night. The Hawks need to win that game to secure a playoff spot. We asked Collins about his season so far and what his current height and weight are.

"We are 5-3 right now, he said. "I have around 15-touchdowns on the season. I am not sure about the total amount of yards. I am 5-foot-11 and 210-pounds."

Collins has had some very solid games this fall. He went for 152-yards on 25 carries in a 19-6 win over Rochester Adams High School and he scored 2 touchdowns in a 26-21 loss to undefeated Oak Park High. Last week he scored 3 touchdowns in a 48-13 win over rival Farmington High School.

Michigan state will be looking for a high-level running back for the class of 2014 and as of right now Collins is on the short list of in-state prospects that the staff is recruiting. We asked Collins about his contact with the Michigan State staff and his thoughts on the Spartans.

"Coach Salem is who I keep in contact with," he stated. "I have not been able to get up there this fall, but I want to. I love the Spartan and I am praying that they offer me a scholarship. I know they have a good electrical engineering program too."

As SartanMag.com as has stated in the past, Collins along with Brian Walker of Birmingham Brother Rice and Gary Hosey of Cass Tech High School are all being closely evaluated by the Michigan state staff. The staff wants to see how they develop in the coming months and will certainly be looking closely at their junior film. We asked Collins what he views as his strength and what he is working on.

"My strengths are my vision and my strength to run through tackles," he said. "I am trying to improve on my speed."

SpartanMag.com will be sure to keep in contact with Collins in the coming weeks. If Harrison is going to make a run in the playoffs, they are going to need Collins to be a workhorse type of running back. You can be sure that the Michigan state staff will be requesting his film and inviting him up to campus as soon as the season is over.

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