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Prospect in Florida hasn’t sold mom on college choice

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A recruit’s national signing day is not complete until his legal ­guardian signs on the dotted line.

It’s called a national letter of intent. Every prospect needs to complete the form, apply his signature and fax it to his school of choice. It includes a space for his guardian, often a parent, to apply his or her signature.

If the parent doesn’t sign, the letter is useless unless a player is over 21.

Plantation, Fla., running back

Alex Collins is learning this the hard way. Collins, a four-star prospect, gave a verbal commitment to Arkansas on Monday.

One problem: His mom won’t let him sign. According to ESPN, Collins’ mother wants him to stay close to home, so she took his letter and hit the road.

Collins told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel he wants to commit to Arkansas because “I like the fact they run the ball.”

But Collins isn’t going anywhere until his mother brings back his paperwork and signs on the dotted line.

USA Today



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