Collins is the No. 173 overall recruit in the 2023 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.
With his decommitment, Collins becomes the top uncommitted quarterback in the class.
“First and foremost I would like to thank the University of Purdue for believing in me and my abilities. I wanna thank Coach Biagi for developing the relationship necessary for me to believe that I could make a difference at this great university. I would like to thank some members of the coaching staff for attempting to make me feel welcome. However, this process has been ever evolving and that of a humbling (experience). With the recent changes in my recruitment process and the lapse in communication my family and I have decided to de-commit and reopen my recruitment,” Collins said on social media.
He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $180k. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.
He competed at the Elite 11 Finals in June and was On3’s No. 11-ranked quarterback at the event.
“The competition for the final spot was fierce, but we’re going with Rickie Collins due to his strong pro day workout on Day 2,” On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power said. “The Baton Rouge Woodlawn product bounced back from an up and down Day 1 to turn in one of the better pro days we saw on Wednesday. Collins was relaxed and natural in his drops and was able to throw with accuracy and touch to all levels. He was a bit up and down in 7-on-7 on Thursday, finishing on target for 8 of 17 passes for two touchdowns and one interception.”