Getting to Know: Safety Signee Corey Collier

Jan 3, 2021 | 0 comments


Florida fans have been waiting for the Gators to add a top-ranked safety to shore up the room for several cycles, and now they’ve got one in 2021 signee Corey Collier Jr.‍ – a four-star composite player with a five-star ranking on Rivals.

Collier is typically soft-spoken, but Inside the Gators got to learn some fun stuff about the fourth-ranked player in the class for this edition of Getting to Know.

FOOTBALL/RECRUITING

Take us through the process that led to your commitment. What was that experience like for you?
“The recruiting process was a very cool experience. I felt all the love from the fans, and I can’t wait to start winning some games for them.”

Which school came in second for you? Why?
“Miami. It’s really no explanation for that. It’s home. It’s where I grew up. I will always have love for the crib, but I wanted to take a different route.”


Do you have any interesting Dan Mullen stories?
“No, I don’t have anything yet. He was just saying he can’t wait for me to get up there.”

What would you say are some of your greatest strengths as a football player?
“I tackle very well. That’s what I try to work on the most. Tackling is a very big part of playing defense, so I try to work on that a lot.”

Who is the prospect that you have talked to the most from the Class of 2021?
“I mean, me and my brother [and high school teammate] Jason Marshall Jr.‍ talk a lot, lol. But, besides that, I pretty much talk to all the commits. We’re starting to get to know each other a bit more.”

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PERSONAL

What would be your first purchase if you got drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft?
“A BMW i8.”

What is one item that you cannot live without it? Why?
“My PS4. That’s entertainment everywhere I go.”

Who has been the biggest role model for you in your life? Why?
”My mom. My mom is the strongest woman I’ve ever met. The way she pushes through hard times has really made me push myself more.”

What are your favorite types of music? Do you have a favorite artist or song?
”Hip hop and rap. My favorite artists are G Herbo, Lil Uzi, Lil Durk, King Von… I have a couple.”

What is your favorite movie?
”My favorite movie is Friday.”

If you could meet one person in the world, who would that be?
“It would probably be Lebron [James].”

If you a chance to go on a dream date, who would it be with?
”It would either be Ari Fletcher or Jayda Cheaves.”

Where do you see yourself five years from now?
”I see myself in the NFL, of course.”

What are three things on your bucket list?
”Make it to the NFL.”
”Take care of mom and the family.”
”Be successful in life.”

What is one thing about you that the Gator Nation would be surprised to find out about?
“My nickname is Fat Daddy.”

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