HOOK ‘EM! | 2020 DT Alfred Collins chooses Texas

Texas lands the top DT left on their board with Cedar Creek’s 2020 DT Alfred Collins choosing Texas over Alabama, OU, and Baylor as ultimately, Texas’ proximity to home and his mother’s ties to the school won out.

Alfred Collins currently sits at 6’5” 275-pounds and is still growing into his a tall and long frame. He will likely reach over 300-pounds in college.

Collins’s coveted combination of a long and lanky frame, some incredible burst and speed off the line, and power at the point of attack shoots his potential through the roof. On top of all that, he plays hungry showing a high motor and willingness to get dirty.

Right now, he relies a lot on his size to win reps and prefers to bullrush over the smaller linemen he played in high school, but he still has active hands and does a good job of keeping his eyes in the backfield to read plays. Given some polishing in college on things like pad-level and pass-rush technique (to name a few), he should excel at the nose tackle position in Chris Ash’s multiple fronts which really emphasizes big guys like him.

Of the field, Alfred Collins enjoys the spotlight, which is good for Texas seeing as he’ll get plenty of attention there; however, one would never guess this because he is a very quiet guy who keeps mostly to himself. My impression of him throughout the process is he is a very humble person, but at the same time, hungry and willing to take on the spotlight.