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How Beaux Collins builds relationships, gets comfortable with attention

Ohio State target Beaux Collins isn't fully comfortable being in the recruiting spotlight yet. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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How Beaux Collins builds relationships, gets comfortable with attention

Ohio State football recruiting can be a wild ride full of twists and turns as recruits from all over the country maneuver their way to signing day. Lettermen Row is here to help navigate the tumultuous roads by getting to the heart of the matter with the young football players themselves. Birminology shows who the young men being recruited by Ohio State truly are — by talking to them. Today’s guest is 2021 5-star wide receiver Beaux Collins, a top target for Ohio State and receivers coach Brian Hartline.

BELLFLOWER, Calif. — Ohio State is recruiting wide receivers better than anyone in the country, and a big reason for that is position coach Brian Hartline.

The energetic receivers coach in his second full-year with the Buckeyes has found a unique knack for connecting with the players he thinks can fit the room in Columbus, identifying the characteristics he likes early and prioritizing them from Day One to Signing Day.

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Beaux Collins is one of those receivers, and though the 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver isn’t yet used to being in the recruiting spotlight, he doesn’t deny that the relationship between him and Hartline is special. It’s a bond that started midway through his sophomore season, has accelerated through his junior season and shows no signs of slowing down for Collins.

But is it enough to bring the country’s second-ranked receiver prospect to Columbus as a future member of the famed Zone 6 unit at Ohio State? That’s what Hartline and the Buckeyes are hoping.

Is Beaux Collins ready to name leaders in his recruitment? What does the recent decision from Marvin Harrison, Jr. do to the odds of him ending up playing for Ohio State? What’s his preferred timeline for a recruiting decision? Find out those answers and a lot more in this week’s edition of Birminology on Lettermen Row.

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You touched on something that is becoming more evident: OSU, and Hartline in particular, are recruiting a certain type of kid character-wise. Intelligent, mild-mannered kids off of the field and great, determined athletes on the field. Love it. Hope Beaux becomes a Buckeye!

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How many wrs can we take? We have harrison, ballard, and ehbuka, stellato, beaux in waiting. And i would love to have donley’s speed.

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Birm is Lettermen Row's Director of Recruiting and the site's primary Ohio State sports photographer. A Toledo, Ohio native, Jeremy has been in similar roles for elevenwarriors.com and Landof10.com and has been covering the Buckeyes for seven years.

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