Razorback Recruiting: Alex Collins is officially a Razorback

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- Alex Collins, five-star running back from Florida, has officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football for the University of Arkansas.

    Collins verbally committed to play for the Razorbacks Monday (Feb. 4) evening on national television. But when National Signing Day rolled around on Wednesday (Feb. 6), there was word that Collins was reconsidering his decision.

    As the drama unfolded, it came to the attention of many sportswriters that Collins' mother had a problem with her son going to school so far from home. Collins' mother was rumored to have taken his letter of intent in order to keep him from signing it.

    Late Wednesday, many sources reported Collins still intended to sign with Arkansas and would do so by Thursday. A special signing event was set up for Thursday afternoon in South Plantation, Florida where Collins lives.

    Collins' father, Johnny, attended the signing event. He signed his son's National Letter of Intent right after Alex announced his decision he was "taking his talents to the University of Arkansas."

    Adding another twist to the story, it was reported Thursday morning that Collins' mother, Andrea McDonald, hired legal representation. She will be represented by Jack Paris of the Cochran Firm, a press release stated.

    "Alex's family has been overwhelmed with media inquiries regarding their impending decision," Paris said. "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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