athletes in my family: Bo Tillman, Marcus Tillman, Josh Tillman
#18 Ranked Player in Mississippi
Name: Jamie Collins
School: Franklin County
City: Meadville, MS
Vitals: 6' 3", 210, 4.6 (275 bench) (500 squat)
Date of Birth: October 10, 1989
High School Position: QB
Projected Position: S
2007 Football Season: 2, 400 rushing, 2, 200 passing, 40 TD's in last two years as starting QB. Led team to state championship in 2006 and the state championship game in 2007.
Why Top 40 in Football: "I put a lot of work into being good. I play the best on the field. I run the ball well, and I catch the ball well."
Colleges interested in Collins: Michigan, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss Alabama, Tulane, Oregon
Scouts at Spring practice: Tulane, alcorn, Ole Miss, MSU, and Alabama
Phone Calls: Michigan, MSU, Ole Miss, and Auburn
Scholarship offers: USM, Auburn, Ole Miss, Alcorn State
Closest to offering: MSU
Jamie's top school: Auburn, Michigan, and USM
Auburn: "I like their colors and their style of play."
Michigan: "I like Coach Hopson and their playbook."
USM: "I like their coaches. "
Jr Days/Spring games: None
Summer Camps: MSU and Auburn
Tell us something nobody else knows: "My parents died when I was young. I live with my sister. I live in a rough neighborhood. I live a rough life. Its tough over here, but I keep my head between the lines because I do not want to follow in these people's footsteps. I want to make it out of here a live, with a college education, and raise some young ones the right way."
Nickname - Easy J
Best Player faced: Dennis Thames
If not Jamie Collins, who'll be Mr. Football for 2008: Dennis Thames
Game I'm most anticipating: Jefferson County
Favorite college team growing up: Georgia
Favorite college football player: Tim Tebow
Favorite pro football player: Vince Young
Favorite Pro Team: Indy Colts
Favorite Food: Pepperoni Pizza
Favorite Movie: Boad Boys 1 & 11
In my CD Player: Lil' Wayne
Pre-game hype song: YoGocci
Biggest Influences: Brother
Biggest Fan: Sister
Biggest Fear: "Rehurting my back. I had a bunch of back problems, muscle problems, but it is all OK now."
2nd Best Sport: Basketball (averaged 23 points this year)
Favorite Video Game: Killer Instinct Gold
First thing if I sign pro contract:
"Buy my sister a house"
Dream date: Angelina Jolie
Grades: 3.2 GPA / Not taken the ACT test
Top 40 List
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