Cedar Creek standout Alfred Collins considered top DE in Texas

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Bastrop Cedar Creek standout defensive lineman Alfred Collins has earned his fifth star, according to the 247sports.com rankings.

Alfred has climbed up the rankings fast during the past six months or so, and he is now the highest ranked strong side defensive end in Texas.

Collins moves extremely well for his size and is very light on his feet. He is also a two-sport athlete, excelling at basketball.

Standing at 6 feet, 5 inches and weighing 285 pounds with agility and a great wingspan, it is easy to see why he earned the lofty distinction.

Collins has always been a highly regarded prospect, but his development during his senior year and how well he filled out his frame brought him elite status.

He is thought to be leaning toward Texas, but Oklahoma and Alabama have also been recruiting him hard. Baylor was also a consideration, but that buzz left with Matt Rhule’s departure.

When the Longhorns hired Chris Ash as its defensive coordinator, the rumors surrounding Texas increased even more. Ash is known for running more four-man fronts compared to the less favorable three-man fronts Texas had been running under former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando.

Colllins finished his senior year with 35 tackles for loss, and eight sacks.

He is set to announce his decision on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) at Cedar Creek High School.

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