Miami football rarely speaking with 4-star DT commit Savion Collins

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

It has been well known for months that the commitment of four-star defensive tackle Savion Collins to the Miami football program is shaky. Now a report has emerged that the two sides are barely speaking.

Four-star defensive tackle Savion Collins has been committed to the Miami football program since September 2018. The last few months have brought out information that Collins will likely flip to Florida at some point. Barry Jackson reported in the Miami Herald earlier this week that the two sides are rarely communicating.

Collins is the sixth highest-rated commit to Miami and the highest-rated defensive player in the Class of 2021. Collins is the 243rd ranked player, 15th ranked DT and 36th ranked player in Florida. Both Crystal Balls via 247Sports projected Collins to flip to Florida in October 2019.

The prevailing thought has been that Collins’ mother wants him to attend Miami, but he is far more interested in matriculating in Gainesville. Three-star DT Allan Haye is the only other DT Miami has commited for 2021.

Without any true DTs in the Class of 2020, signing at least two interior defensive linemen will likely be the priority for the Hurricanes. There has been some speculation that 2020 signees Elijah Roberts and Quentin Williams could make the move inside from defensive end to DT. Blustein commented on Collins’ future.

"“He’s got to watch his weight; he will be close to 300 (pounds) eventually. He will be a space-eater in the middle."

Collins is the type of player most teams need in the center of a defensive line. The potential to be a run stuffer and tie up blockers helps the rest of a defense. Miami struggled with inconsistency at DT in 2020. Senior Jon Ford and junior Nesta Silvera will be expected to complement the lethal Miami pass rush in 2020.

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Behind Ford and Silvera the Hurricanes have a trio of talented backups. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Miller is expected to push Ford and Silvera as a first-team DT. Redshirt freshmen, Jalar Holley and Jared Harrison-Hunte have bright futures for Miami. The depth at DT for the Hurricanes looks good for the future.