June 7, 2007

Collins stock on the rise

Houston-area athlete Geno Collins has transferred from Cypress Fairbanks High School to St. Pius X High School, hoping for more of an opportunity to show his skills.

At run-oriented Cy-Fair, Collins didn't get much of a chance to show his receiving skills whereas at St. Pius he fits right into coach Robin Kirk's spread offense.

"It is a great opportunity for me to shine," he said. "I think will be playing some cornerback as well. I'm looking to play Division I football and I think I can get more noticed here."

Collins (6-0, 180-pounds) is cousins with former St. Pius athlete Bakari Maxwell, who committed to Houston after two seasons at St. Pius. Maxwell played both ways for Kirk and has similar measurements as Collins.

Since the transfer, Collins has hit Oklahoma State and Houston's one-day camp and will be going Fresno State, Louisiana-Lafayette and UTEP camps. He will be going to Houston's one-day camp again next Monday.

"I did great at Houston's camp," he said. "I got a chance to meet the coaches and they really liked me. I have a feeling they may offer and if so, it wouldn't take long for me to commit. I have some family over there which I like.

"Fresno State said they would offer if I got up to their camp, so we'll seem," he said. "I'm just looking for an opportunity."

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