OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — Five-star forward Daimion Collins was one every spectator was excited to see and in result, blown away by. He definitely let it be known that he is more of a hybrid four-man than a rim running center.
When asked about the parts of his game he has been focusing on during quarantine, Collins says, ” I have been working on my ball-handling and jump shooting to try to improve and expand my game.”
It definitely showed as Collins posed his long-range jumper as a threat, attacked closeouts off the rip, and excited many with a few eye-opening coast-to-coast buckets.
The native of Atlanta, Texas cut his list down to ten schools in July: Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech. As he enjoys what looks to be the final step of his regional recruitment, Collins and I talked about his thoughts on the local schools heavily involved.
— Daimion Collins (@CollinsDaimion) July 3, 2020
FROM DAIMION’S POINT OF VIEW
Oklahoma: “Coach Lon Kruger and Coach Collin Hartman have been recruiting me hard. They both are really good people and I like how their players play.”
Texas: “I like the relationship I built with the staff. Coach Jai Lucas is a real cool person and Coach Shaka Smart is a good coach. He will prepare me for ball on the court and life off the court.”
Texas Tech: “I like how they are an up-tempo type of team. I can play in a system where they get up and down the court. Coach Ulric Maligi has done a great job of recruiting me.”
Collins says his decision will be based on fit, academics, and a place that will help him get to the next level.
Oklahoma and Texas look to be the two favorites in his recruitment. However, If I was to make a prediction, I would lean towards the Longhorns program based on their track record with frontcourt players in the last few years.
There currently is not a time table on when Collins will commit or cut his list, but I would expect for one of the two options to happen shortly.