Recruiting: Woodlawn QB Rickie Collins commits to LSU

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LSU gained their 19th commitment for the 2023 football recruiting class in an area they had to address at least once in the upcoming class.

The Tigers have the first quaretrback in the fold now that Woodlawn-Baton Rouge standout Rickie Collins has given them his verbal. Initially committed to Purdue back in October, he re-opened the process August 1. Arrows from that moment forward pointed towards the hometown team. He made his decision official Wednesday evening.

Collins was Distrct Offensive MVP last season after he tossed for 1,930 yards with 16 touchdown passes, completing 65% for his attempts.

The four-star talent has added over 20 pounds to his frame since last fall. The 6-2, 183-pound Collins possesses a strong and accurate arm. He has good pocket presence, foot quickness and ability to break contain when needed. Collins has good placement on his offerings but can keep a play alive with his feet.

LSU will be excited to work with his raw tools to refine his mechanics as a passer. Collins has the work ethic to continue growth at the position.

Close proximity to Tiger Stadium for his family and the positive vibes for the program with Brian Kelly now at the helm were major factors in his decision.

Joe Sloan and Mike Denbrock handled recruiting responsibilities for the Tigers.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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