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Arkansas recruit Alex Collins reportedly had letter of intent stolen by mother

Alex-Collins-ArkansasThanks to the mother of five-star running back recruit Alex Collins, we may already have a winner for the craziest story of national signing day.

Collins played at South Plantation High School in Florida where he became one of the top running backs in the country. His first scholarship offer came from Miami, to whom he verbally committed in January 2012. Collins broke his commitment to the Canes in November, though he still considered them an option.

On Monday, Collins announced that he would attend Arkansas. His announcement upset his mother, who wanted him to stay closer to home.

Collins, his mother, and two siblings went to the high school Wednesday where the back was supposed to have his signing ceremony. Only there was one problem: Collins’ mother reportedly refused to let her son sign with Arkansas, took his papers, and ran away with them. Athletes under 21 need a parent or guardian’s signature to make their letter of intent official.

“She said she didn’t want to sign,” Collins’ older brother Johnny, told The Miami Herald. “I know she preferred him to go to UM. Alex had said he was going to the U, and then all of a sudden he changes his mind. We found out he was going to Arkansas on TV.”

If you thought the story ended there, you would be wrong. According to The Herald, Collins’ mother was so upset after her son announced Monday he had picked Arkansas, she went to the school the next day to angrily complain to the coaches and administrators about the situation.

This woman is passionate about the issue, huh?

Collins reportedly said he switched to Arkansas because he liked the way new coach Bret Beilema, who was hired in December, runs the ball. NBC Miami says Collins is expected to sign with Arkansas on Thursday.

As funny as this story is, it is not all that unusual. Remember this story from last year?

Below is video of Collins’ announcement on FOX Sports South Monday (around the 5:40 mark):

Photo via Scout.com



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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HL5RTUL6AYC35CFV7IN5PPCGSI The Voice of Rock

    Typical NLA The dude can barely read and had an ACT of 8 and a 510 SAT score 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2A6JQJHQ2T6PCUYDNTZJUUQON4 Joe Hensen

    Well you dont need your mothers approval for your decision. Guess she will have to accept that you have grown up and youre moving out. You might want to consider something a little further away, like USC, Oregon. She’s crazy..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4YPVO4EPCJUMNT5DLJXQSIDBKY Scott

    Ghetto bitch gone crazy now wonder if she is pulling a Cam Newton move like Cams dad did. Wanting to sell off his career for “sum more crack money” Poor kid his mother is going to bleed him dry if he makes it big to the NFL.

  • greeneyedbandit

    I know that’s got to be heartbreaking to the young man…..so sad and embarrassing. She ought to be ashamed of herself! God help her….

  • Michael Torres

    Why doesn’t Arkansas email him another letter to sign and fax in.  Does it have to be specifically that piece of paper? Crazy mom though.

  • breeze25

    That is a terible thing to say

  • breeze25

    Maybe his SAT and ACT scores were the same as yours, that is why you know so much.  So sad that was the best you could say about the situation this young man is facing..

  • http://www.facebook.com/travaggie Travis Burnett

    Except that you do actually have to have a parent or guardian signature for the letter of intent to be valid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/travaggie Travis Burnett

    The parent or guardian has to sign it as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LNEU62HSBLS4G2JXNHQZ2LC4I4 Harley

    Travis is right. Unless you’re 21, you need a parent or guardians signature. Look it up.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JN4XZZENWUJJSR7LRNDFXYBYYY Prossie

    So sad hater.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JN4XZZENWUJJSR7LRNDFXYBYYY Prossie

    You can call her crazy but if you have children you would understand her.  There are things mothers see that kids do not see.  Plus mothers want the best for their kids so let us not judge her.  All the same, she should have handled it in a different way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francine-Julius-Edwards/1117851302 Francine Julius Edwards

    How awfully embarrassing for all.  So much about this story could have been handled better…

  • Chris Rager

    Pretty sure that playing for Hurricanes (aka Penitentiary U) doesn’t automatically qualify as “the best place for him” just because he is from there.  Sounds more like she wants to control him.  Hopefully it isn’t a Cam situation where the parents are trying to make $ off their child.  Welcome to Hog Country son!!  Can’t wait to see you rumbling down the field this fall!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.shannon.33 Glenn Shannon

    One good thing you never have to worry about a father being in the picture to make matters even worse.