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Arkansas targets Collins and Crutchfield set to make decisions
Arkansas coach Sam Pittman and Pine Bluff defensive lineman Charleston Collins.
Arkansas defensive line target Charleston Collins and receiver target Courtney Crutchfield plan to announce their college decisions on April 21.
Both visited Arkansas on Tuesday. Collins also visited the Razorbacks on Jan. 14, when he was able to meet Arkansas defensive coordinator Travis Williams for the first time.
“The visit was great,” Collins said in January. “I had a chance to chill with Coach T-Will. He really changed my perspective of Arkansas. He made them bump up a few digits. An amazing guy, beautiful soul — just a great all-around person.
“I was just hanging out with him all day. It was really the purpose of me coming down, getting to know him better.”
Collins, 6-5, 263 pounds, of Mills in Little Rock, named a top 12 of Arkansas, LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, Miami, Tennessee, Oregon, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida State, Michigan State and Mississippi State on Nov. 30.
On3.com rates him a 4-star recruit, the No. 15 defensive lineman and No. 121 overall prospect in the nation in the 2024 class. He is rated the No. 1 recruit in Arkansas.
Collins recorded 124 tackles, 46 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, 5 recovered fumbles, 4 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble last season.
Crutchfield, 6-2, 175, of Pine Bluff, has scholarship offers from Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Kansas State and other schools.
He recorded 25 receptions for 706 yards (28.24 yards per catch) and 11 touchdowns, and 6 carries for 46 yards in 9 games as a junior. He had 32 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles and 5 interceptions as a defensive back.
Crutchfield also returned 13 punts for 204 yards and 1 touchdown.
Rivals rates him a 4-star prospect.
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