Thursday, February 7, 2013

Alex Collins Finally Signs With Arkansas While Mom Hires Lawyer


This just keeps getting weirder.

One day after "Not" being able to sign a letter of intent to play football at the University of Arkansas, Alex Collins of South Plantation (FL) High finally got a parent to sign off on one.

You'll recall Wednesday, Collins, who announced he would play football for the Razorbacks couldn't fax in his letter, because his mom took it. And then disappeared.

Apparently Collins got his father, Johnny Collins to sign off on it and things were made official early Thursday afternoon.

And then Collins was told his mom, Andrea McDonald, had hired a lawyer to investigate her options.
To which he told gathered reporters, "I didn't know that."


To say this is a bit strange would be somewhat understating things. We are sure there are times when parents and kids disagree about choices like this. But not in such a public forum and in such a strange way.

This isn't going to affect whether or not Collins can play football in Fayetteville, he can. And he also told reporters his mom "Just wanted him to be sure". That part we get, going from the Miami suburbs to Fayetteville is going to be a bit of a culture shock to say the least. We just find it amusing they hadn't apparently discussed this until Wednesday.

For those interested, here's video of Thursday's signing:

Here’s the statement released by The Cochran Firm:

Andrea McDonald, mother of highly sought-after college football recruit Alex Collins, has retained attorney Jack Paris of The Cochran Firm – South Florida to represent the family’s interests while she contemplates on signing the NCAA’s Letter of Intent that will decide where the South Plantation High School running back will play football.

McDonald was expected to sign the document with the Razorbacks during Wednesday’s National Signing Day. However, the family of the five-star recruit said no decision has been made.

Alex’s family has been overwhelmed with media inquiries regarding their impending decision,” said Paris. “They want to make a clean choice that is free of any outside influences. This is a very tough decision and they are weighing their options very carefully. In the meantime, they have requested The Cochran Firm’s assistance in clearing up any false or inaccurate statements in the press.”

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