By the end of the day, against a group of talented defensive backs that included four-star Wesley Green, Chattahoochee wide receiver Collin Lisa had bested nearly every cornerback or safety he faced in the two-on-two drills. He was selected to participate in the showcase portion of the camp, so he could put his skill on full display in a head-to-head competition with some of the top defensive backs in the camp.
Fresh off a solid showing in Michigan at the Adidas Invitational, in which he was named offensive MVP, Lisa wowed campers and spectators alike in Atlanta with his smooth route running and good hands.
His impressive performance earned him the camp’s top overall performer award and the camp’s top wide receiver honor.
“I knew there were some top defensive backs coming out here, so I wanted to go against them and see how I stack up,” said Lisa, who said his goal was to “compete, just always compete.”
Since tearing up the camp circuit, Lisa has seen his recruitment take off. The rising senior boasts offers from UAB and Toledo, and several others may be close to offering.
“Boston College is recruiting me really strongly,” said Lisa. “(Running backs) Coach (Al) Washington is recruiting me out of there. He’ll be down this spring. He said it’s only a matter of time before they offer me.”
Wisconsin is another school on Lisa’s radar, and he claims UNC-Charlotte is close to offering, as well.
Along with coaches stopping by his school, Lisa will do some visiting of his own. He plans to see several schools in the upcoming months.
“I’ll be up at Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and some others,” said Lisa, who will also visit Boston College. “I’ll probably go to UNC. I was also planning on going to Duke and maybe one of the Mississippi schools—either Ole Miss or Mississippi State.”
Lisa scored 13 touchdowns as a junior at Chattahoochee after moving to Alpharetta, Ga., from Charlotte, N.C. in February 2012. Having grown up in the Tar Heel state, there’s one school Lisa would certainly like to hear from.
“The school I want to hear from is North Carolina,” said Lisa. “I’ve heard from them a little bit, but I’d like to hear even more from them.”
The productive wideout said he doesn’t have a timeframe for deciding where he’d like to play at the next level.
“When I get a certain offer and it feels right, I’ll probably commit,” said Lisa.
National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said: "There is not one thing that just jumps out to you when watching Lisa compete, but he does many things very well. He is an excellent route runner, he is quick out of his cuts, and he knows how to get open. He is quicker than fast, he is good in space, and he has very good hands. He sees the ball in well, he showed he could shield defenders well at the MVP Camp, and he is a sleeper to keep an eye on."