Five-star tailback Alex Collins from South Florida was projected to be the foundation of Bret Bielema's first Arkansas class. The same Collins who didn't show up for his signing ceremony at South Plantation High in Florida on Wednesday morning. The same player whose mother reportedly "confiscated" his letter-of-intent.
The kid whose noncommittal by early Thursday morning had become one of the national headlines from National Signing Day.
It's times like these when the recruiting process runs off the rails. It is filled with the whims, nuances, emotions and the raging hormones of teenagers. When those chemicals mix, lives and programs can combust.