Late Wednesday night, the Michigan Wolverines got some exiting news as the program learned marquee 2021 prospect Frankie Collins would be committing to the program. He joins what is starting to look like a great 2021 class for Juwan Howard and his staff.
Collins comes out of Henderson, Nevada and is rated as a four-star prospect and the fourth-best player in the state by 247Sports. The recruiting site lists him as 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds and as the 57th best player in the 2021 class. Along with Michigan, he also had offers from Auburn, Georgetown, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oklahoma among others.
While Wolverine fans will still have to wait awhile before Collins gets on campus, there is a lot to like about his game. He’s a tremendously athletic player that can do damage in transition and elevate over defenders, even at 6-foot-1. He can also get the corner on defenders in the lane and find open teammates when driving to the basket. The biggest question will be whether he can improve his jump shot in the years ahead.
With Collins’ commitment, Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class. now features four commitments and is ranked fifth nationally by 247Sports. Collins is the highest rated of the group and joins fellow four-stars in Isaiah Barnes and Kobe Bufkin. This group also follows up a talented 2020 class, which was ranked atop the Big Ten by 247Sports.
How Collins will perform in Ann Arbor is unknown, but Howard and fans have to be excited about what’s to come.