Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/6/13

Thanks to the mother of five-star running back recruit Alex Collins, we may already have a winner for the craziest story of national signing day. Collins, who played his high school ball in Florida, verbally committed to Arkansas back in February. When he went to fax his letter of intent on Wednesday morning, it was nowhere to be found. That’s because his mother reportedly took his papers and ran away with them. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema spoke with ESPNU on Wednesday (via Dr. Saturday) and it was odd that he didn’t mention Collins, only saying that he had not received his letter of intent. The news was bizarre considering Collins is one of Arkansas’ top recruits for 2013, and ESPNU’s Corey Long later revealed that Collins’ mother had stolen his papers because she is so upset that he will not be attending school closer to home. “His mother has confiscated the papers, she took them and she ran,” Long said. “They’re looking for her currently. From what I understand Alex is not at the school right now, he’s looking for his mom. She was quite torn up about him leaving so far from home.” HawgSports.com, a Rivals.com affiliate, originally reported that Collins had delayed sending his letter to the Razorbacks because his family wanted him to give the decision more thought. If the story is true, Collins’ mother certainly wouldn’t be the first parent to experience separation anxiety over their child traveling to another state to attend school for four years. However, she is most likely the first one to straight up steal her son’s letter of intent. And here we thought Reuben Foster dressing up like Nick Saban was a hoot. Photo via Scout.com The post Arkansas recruit Alex Collins reportedly had letter of intent stolen by mother appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: High School Recruit Landon Collins Picks Alabama Over LSU and His Mother is Not Happy About it (Video) Source: USC Does Not Want to Release Seantrel Henderson from Letter of Intent Golic Jr. to Sign Letter of Intent on Mike and Mike

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