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Alex Collins drama is over (we think)

Four-star running back Alex Collins sticks with the Arkansas Razorbacks after one of the craziest Signing Day adventures ever.

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Alex Collins still expected to sign with Arkansas

Alex Collins' recruitment became the wildest of 2013 on Wednesday, with reports that his mother had confiscated his National Letter of Intent to Arkansas in hopes of getting him to sign with hometown school Miami. Despite the drama, though, multiple reports late Wednesday suggested Collins will still sign with the Razorbacks.

Collins is a four- or five-star prospect, according to recruiting services. He was long thought to be a Miami lean, as his South Plantation High School is located in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. But the Canes' chances waned as Collins' recruitment wore on. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema's relationship with Collins, which dated back to Bielema's time at Wisconsin, won out in the end.

What happened Wednesday was made even more bizarre by Collins' mother not being his legal guardian, thus making her signature non-essential for Collins' commitment. Fortunately, it seems the drama has cooled over the course of the day, and the situation will be resolved amicably.

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Could Collins' dad sign Arkansas LOI?

It appears that there may soon be a conclusion to the wildest story of National Signing Day 2013.

That story?

Alex Collins, the five-star running back from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation High School, committed to Arkansas Monday. And he was all set to sign with the Razorbacks Wednesday, but his mom, with whom he does not live, or with whom he did not love for a time while living with his coach, stole and ran off with his letter of intent, as she wants him to attend Miami and stay close to home.

As it turns out, however, Collins might have a family member sign for him (assuming he has procured a new letter from Arkansas), and fax it in.

A trusted source actually told me this week that it would not surprise him if Collins was forced to track down his dad and have him sign, because his mom was so obstinate throughout the process.

Richard Davenport of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is hearing similar things.

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2013's wildest Signing Day story

We officially have the most bizarre story of National Signing Day.

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Hawgs call Collins!

Arkansas lands its running back recruit.

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Alex Collins visits Miami, unsure on sanctions

Former Miami commit Alex Collins enjoyed his official visit with the Hurricanes this weekend, but hasn't recommitted to the school, especially with the specter of NCAA sanctions.

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Replacing Alex Collins at Miami: Derrick Green?

Who will Miami pursue to replace Alex Collins?

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Alex Collins decommits from Miami: FSU bound?

The move did not come as a surprise to Miami insiders.

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Decommit watch: Nkemdiche, Anzalone could flip

Recently, I wrote that college football fans should expect a lot of decommitments in the coming months as many recruits made decisions before taking visits and considering all their options. Here are six high-profile prospects who could make the flip, along with potential destinations.

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FSU football recruiting: Collins, Harris visiting

Florida State will host a pair of top recruits from Florida this weekend as it takes on Boston College.

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