Alex Collins runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds. But his mom managed to be quicker than the big-time running back recruit on National Signing Day.
Moments before Collins was going to sign his letter of intent in a televised ceremony to play college football at Arkansas instead of the hometown Miami Hurricanes, his mom stepped in.
In a move that any parent can appreciate, Andrea McDonald ran off with her son's letter before he could sign it, making a last-ditch effort to keep her kid close to home.
A reporter for ESPN said that McDonald "confiscated the papers and took off and ran with them... She was quite torn up about him leaving."
Collins might prefer Arkansas to Miami, but without that letter, he's not going anywhere.
McDonald has now reportedly also retained an attorney while she decides whether to, literally, sign off on all this.
The high school senior from south Florida is one of the top five running backs in the country and a Top 50 recruit overall. But the only number that matters to his mom? The University of Miami is 35 miles away. Fayetteville, Arkansas is 1,335 miles away.
Collins' brother told Miami's WTVJ, "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."
So where does that leave Collins? And his very, very protective mom? Bleacher Report has the full story, which now (it appears) includes a resolution.
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