Rickie Collins, a 4-star quarterback out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Woodlawn), has announced a commitment to play in the SEC.

Collins committed to LSU, and became Brian Kelly’s QB recruit for the 2023 class. Collins was recruited to LSU by Joe Sloan and Mike Denbrock. Collins is the No. 13 QB in the country, and the No. 12 player in the state of Louisiana, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, and has a reported 16 offers. He recently decommitted from Purdue. After the Tigers, Florida State was considered another finalist.

“It showed that they really wanted me,” Collins said, per WAFB. “No other school did that.”

Here’s his scouting report from 247Sports:

Verified at 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds. Possesses growth potential to an additional 25-pounds to his frame. Flashes good athleticism in the pocket and above average mobility as a runner. Displays the quick twitch and flexibility to avoid pressure and shows the ability to play off platform.

Flashes good foot quickness and setup in the pocket but feet can sometimes get rushed, forcing inaccurate passes. Appears to have a long winding motion but maintains the ability to get the ball out quickly. Demonstrates excellent arm strength and the ability to drive the ball at every level with or without his feet set. Ball comes out at one speed as he’s still developing as a passer and learning how to change velocity and layer the football.

Raw physically gifted quarterback that will need time to develop at the next level but possesses all the tools necessary to become an elite level player. Will need to clean up mechanics from feet up but all aspects of his game that are coachable. More of an athlete at the quarterback position than a quarterback at this point in his career but will benefit from two years of development before seeing significant playing time. Projects a high level multi-year starter with the ability to outperform his projection at the next level.

Here are his highlights from Hudl:

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