Rising sophomore wide receiver Beaux Collins from St. John Bosco High is a freak athlete standing at 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds. The talent is undoubtedly there, but because of that coupled with his outstanding frame, Collins has already piled up twelve offers from different schools, including USC. Will he choose to join Clay Helton and become a Trojan?
USC has been pretty lucky with their receivers so far.
From Mike Williams from back in 2003, the tandem of Robert Woods and Marqise Lee from the beginning of the 2010s, and most recently—Deontay Burnett and ascending NFL star JuJu Smith-Schuster, the Trojans have had an impressive array of WR talent.
Amon-Ra St. Brown is a new player the Trojans possess who has the ability to reach the heights of the aforementioned players at USC. I watched him play live in one of his games and could immediately tell that he was going to be something special.
I had the same feeling when I turned on the tape for Beaux Collins, the 6-foot-3 and 185 pound rising sophomore from St. John Bosco. The guy has an insane frame for an underclassman, and the best thing about him is that he doesn’t just have nice size — he can play.
St. John Bosco utilizes Collins as a possession receiver to highlight his unbelievable catching skills — he tracks the ball exceptionally well and will catch the ball in a contested, one-on-one situation. Beaux Collins is the Madden “Aggressive Catch” personified.
However, what really stood out to me was his clips on defense. Collins also plays defensive back and has great instincts and acceleration, the best pairing you can get in any defensive back. He will primarily play wide receiver in college, but it is easy to envision him as an Adoree Jackson-type player at USC.
Because it is easy to pinpoint this talent nowadays, Collins has already racked up twelve offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Nebraska, Nevada, Ole Miss, Oregon, USC, Utah, and Washington State. He has also received interest from Alabama, Miami, Notre Dame, TCU, and UCLA.
Out of all of the offers he has received, it would be a no-brainer for Collins to choose USC. Maybe Florida and Florida State have some appeal, but what can beat the LA weather, rich history, and incredible fanbase of the Trojans?
If Alabama offers, that is when I would start to worry. Bama is Bama, the undisputed No. 1 football program in the nation. Hopefully Nick Saban decides to look somewhere else at wide receiver because if that happens, the chances Collins goes to USC greatly increase.
Whichever team is able to snag Collins will not just be getting a true possession receiver, but a versatile football player as well. Hopefully that team will be USC.