The Florida Gators received another commitment to their class of 2021 on Monday in the form of 4-star safety Corey Collier.
By Steve Wright
Collier is a big recruit as he is ranked as the No. 83 player overall in the class, the No. 3 safety, and the No. 14 player in the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. Collier is the 25th pledge that the Gators have picked up for 2021 and he gives them a perfect dozen 4-star prospects to work with and develop. Collier – out of Miami Palmetto (Florida) High School picked the Gators over schools such as LSU and Miami.
Collier is a player who is small for a safety right now – his height is good at 6-foot-2 but his weight of 175 will need some work in the Gators’ weight room.
Collier is the sixth player that Florida has added to the class of 2021 in the defensive backfield and he will be playing his college ball alongside his high school teammate – and 5-star prospect – Jason Marshall who committed to The Swamp on Sunday.
Corey Collier Scouting Report
Corey Collier is likely a player who will need to develop a little in college, but he has great instincts for the ball and is a flowing, long-limbed defender that loves roaming the back end of the defense to make plays. In this video from his junior season, Collier shows advanced ball skills and the ability to make game changing plays by reacting when the ball is in the air and making an interception. He also shows he has the gas to turn those picks into scores if he is not immediately tackled. Collier will have to work on his run support at the next level – it hasn’t been something asked of him at the high school level – but his tackling technique is solid and he has enough explosive power to bring his man to the ground in one-on-one situations.