After a down year at wide receiver, Clemson will look to Dacari Collins to help bring Clemson back to #WRU. Collins, coming from Powder Springs, Georgia, signed his letter of intent today to join the Clemson class of 2021. Collins is a 6’3” 200 lbs. wide receiver with a 4 star ranking and a .927 rating.
Before his departure, Jeff Scott was Collins’ primary recruiter and Tyler Grisham has stepped in to continue the communication to ensure Collins remained with the Tigers. Alabama was the primary competition for Dacari, who is the 30th ranked wide receiver in this year’s class.
Tommy’s take from his commitment:
As the newest member of “WRU” Collins will likely line up in the 9 role at the next level, clearly possessing the requisite size and skillset to play the position. Collins has proven ball skills, and already shows an advanced ability to adjust the ball downfield. Dacari excels in 1v1 matchups on the outside and jump ball situations, showing great body control and the ability to shield defenders from the ball before making the catch. When you add in an above average 31 inch vertical leap, it’s easy to see why Collins is a perfect fit for what Clemson likes its bigger WRs able to do downfield. Most of my question marks for Collins are centered around his speed and quickness. While he has many of the traits you look for in an elite D1 WR prospect, it’s clear while watching film that Collins does not have that top gear to help him really break away from Defensive backs. His verified shuttle time of 4.63 is also nothing to rave about. His overall athletic ability will likely limit his ultimate upside, however, it should also be noted that Dabo and Jeff Scott saw Collins during the Dabo Swinney Summer Camp sessions before choosing to offer. That could be telling, afterall, Clemson has proven if there’s any position it can evaluate, it’s WR.