Alfred Collins, defensive line, Bastrop Cedar Creek
FYI: 6-5/284; 4 stars; No. 2-ranked strong side defensive end
Fabulous 55 ranking: 20
Committed: Feb. 5
What he brings to Texas’ table: Collins was the top target remaining on Texas’ board following the early signing period because of his rare combination of size and speed. The former basketball player could easily reach 300 pounds by the time his true freshman season begins in August. He proved his ability to remain at defensive end with a strong week of practice at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, earning him five-star status at 247Sports.com.
— alfred collins (@alfredcollins99) February 5, 2020
Texas signed defensive tackles Vernon Broughton and Sawyer Goram-Welch in December, and both enrolled early. Collins will provide new defensive coordinator Chris Ash another young, promising body to add to a defensive line group that needs depth as it transitions back to a four-man front. The Longhorns added four-star Manor defensive end Princely Umanmielen earlier in the day.
Collins is the third highest-rated player in Texas’ class behind five-star running back Bijan Robinson and four-star quarterback Hudson Card. His mother, Bonita Pollard, played basketball at Texas. He recorded 74 tackles for loss, 18 sacks and forced 10 fumbles in his three-year varsity career.
Texas' 2020 recruiting class
A list of Texas commitments in the 2020 recruiting class.
PLAYER POS. SCHOOL STARS COMMITMENT DATE
Hudson Card QB Lake Travis 4 May 25 (2018)
Logan Parr OG San Antonio O'Connor 4 Oct. 28 (2018)
Jake Majors OG Prosper 4 Jan. 24
Jaylen Garth OT Port Neches-Groves 4 Feb. 17
Jaden Hullaby ATH Bishop Dunne 3 March 30
Ja'Quinden Jackson QB/ATH Duncanville 4 June 3
Kitan Crawford CB John Tyler 4 June 21
Prince Dorbah OLB Highland Park 4 July 9
Vernon Broughton DT Cy Ridge 4 July 17
Andrej Karic OT Southlake Carroll 3 July 24
Bijan Robinson RB Salpointe Catholic (Ariz.) 5 Aug. 2
Jerrin Thompson S Lufkin 4 Aug. 11
Xavion Alford S Alvin Shadow Creek 4 Aug. 16
Troy Omeire WR Fort Bend Austin 4 Sept. 20
Dajon Harrison ATH Hutto 3 Nov. 5
Sawyer Goram-Welch DT Longview 3 Dec. 15
Jaylan Ford OLB Frisco Lone Star 3 Dec. 19
Kelvontay Dixon WR Carthage 4 Feb. 4