Jalen Collins is a cornerback for the Louisiana State University Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. In May of 2014 he was named one of the top 100 prospects in the nation to watch for the 2015 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Collins attended Olive Branch High School in Mississippi. A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Collins tallied 45 tackles, three interceptions, and two blocked field goals on his way to multiple 1st Team All-State selections his senior year. He also earned a selection to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic.
Collins redshirted at LSU in 2011 and played in 13 games with one start in 2012. The SEC Coaches named Collins to their Freshman All-SEC team. He finished the season with 30 tackles, six pass break-ups and two interceptions. In his only start of the year Collins picked off a pass to help LSU defeat Texas A&M 24-19.
Collins once again played in 13 games in 2013 and earned two starts along the way. He finished the season with 22 tackles and two pass break-ups. Collins enters the 2014 season with 52 career tackles. He is known for his cover skills, nose for the football and high football IQ. He also contributes on Special Teams for the Tigers. Off the field, Collins is very active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other community outreach programs.
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