Corey Collier Jr., the No. 1 security within the nation, is able to make his resolution.
The five-star recruit from Miami Palmetto acquired greater than 40 scholarship affords throughout his recruiting course of, together with Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State and Oklahoma.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive again introduced his three finalists on July 20. He reveals his alternative under in an unique dedication video with Rivals.com.
“The three schools that I picked, Miami, LSU and Florida, most of their DBs like they go to the NFL. If they start, they’re going,” Collier mentioned. “So that’s kind of what I was looking at.”
One workforce that didn’t make the lower have been the in-state Seminoles. His father, Corey Collier Sr., performed linebacker at FSU from 1999-2002, however the nation’s No. 17 general prospect wished to begin his personal legacy.
“My dad went to FSU,” Collier mentioned, “so everybody thought, ‘Oh he’s going to FSU.’ But now at 17, it’s time to take your own path. You ain’t gotta follow him and what he did.”
Collier made just a few visits to his father’s alma mater, however mentioned this system wasn’t a match for him. Along with his NFL aspirations, he thought-about two different components when deciding on his faculty vacation spot.
“First it was playing time,” Collier mentioned. “Then it was academics, because my mom (Alanyia Johnson) is real big on academics. And really just my opportunity to start and play. That’s really what I was looking into with schools.”
Collier was a Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-6A first-team choice as a junior. He completed 2019 with 4 interceptions, 54 tackles (four TFL) and 13 cross breakups.
Together with his dedication made, Collier can now deal with his senior season and getting ready for the subsequent chapter of his profession.
“It feels good, because now I got a chance to be something in life,” Collier mentioned. “In the next 4-5 years, you got a chance to be in the NFL and change your family.”