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Alex Collins had to wait an extra day in February before signing his national letter of intent with Arkansas.
The brief postponement has proven worthwhile for Collins and the Razorbacks, who look to remain undefeated Saturday when they host Southern Mississippi (0-2).
After just two weeks, Collins leads the Southeastern Conference with an average of 151.5 yards rushing. His 172-yard effort in a comeback win over Samford last week marked the first time in school history that a freshman has opened his career with back-to-back games of more than 100 yards on the ground.
The performances have hardly come as a surprise to coach Bret Bielema.
''I've watched Alex for three years,'' Bielema said. ''He's a very gifted player. He can turn a play in a minute.''
For all of Collins' recent success, his first foray into the national spotlight came in February. The highly-coveted running back from South Plantation High near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ve...
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