Clover Hill LB Dalton Collins (Photo: Byron Jones/recruit757)
Marist is first in with Dalton Collins
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Clover Hill linebacker Dalton Collins (2020 LB/RB 6-0 225) landed his first Division 1 offer this week from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Red Foxes are members of the Pioneer Football League which includes teams such as Davidson College, Butler University, and Morehead State.
When asked about his offer, Collins stated, “A lot of Division I coaches said that I was undersized even at 6’0, and ignored my ability to make plays and get to the football. It’s a sense of relief that Marist believed in me and gave me my first Division I offer.”
He continued, “Coach Creed came to my school and offered me. He said that they liked my ability to read plays, get to the ball, and how aggressive I play. Coach Creed cares about what’s beating in someone’s chest not someone’s physical height or weight.”
Collins does hold another offer from UVA-Wise (Division II) and is currently in contact with Wagner, Chowan, St. Andrews, Christopher Newport, Randolph Macon, and Hampden-Sydney.
The smash mouth linebacker recorded 141 tackles and 18 sacks this season and was named to the Division 5 Region B First-Team defense. He even picked up 13 touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.
– Byron Jones