FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Four-star running back Alex Collins failed to show up for signing day at his high school in Florida after his mother apparently confiscated his national letter of intent, refusing to let him sign with Arkansas, the Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.
Collins, of South Plantation High School, had announced Monday night that he would attend Arkansas. When signing day arrived, he wasn't at the ceremony and the high school removed a tag with his name from the table where he would make it official.
"We're going to give the family as much time as they need to make the right decision," South Plantation athletic director Mike Collins told the Sun Sentinel. "At this time, there's no indication of anything other than the original plan. The family just wants more time."
Multiple news outlets reported that Collins' mom, who apparently doesn't want her son to go to college so far from home, made off with the letter. A parent is required to sign the document for it to become official with the NCAA.
"The papers are not there. I've been told by two different sources that Alex Collins' mom confiscated the papers and took off and ran with them. They are looking for her," ESPN.com's Corey Long said. "From what I understand, Alex is looking for his mom. She was quite torn up about him leaving."
Other schools in the running for Collins were Miami, Florida State, Florida and Wisconsin.