Collins — a 6-foot-9 forward from Atlanta, Texas — received the offer from the Wildcats on Wednesday night. The highly athletic prospect from the class of 2021 recently emerged on UK’s recruiting radar, and Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus will be the program’s primary recruiter. Collins has also been recruited heavily by Texas assistant coach Jai Lucas, who is expected to be announced as the newest addition to Kentucky’s basketball staff in the very near future.
Before the Kentucky offer, Texas and Oklahoma were viewed as the two most likely landing spots for Collins, though UK is now expected to be a major player for his commitment. Rivals.com ranks Collins as the No. 20 overall player in the 2021 class, and he is considered one of the most athletic frontcourt players in the group.