Chapmanville’s Collins to walk on at Marshall
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Devin Collins will be soon trading his Chapmanville High School orange and black for the green and white of Marshall University.
Collins, a 6-foot-8 senior guard and forward on Chapmanville’s back-to-back Class A A boys basketball state championship teams, sent out a surprise tweet on Wednesday afternoon announcing his intentions.
“Excited to announce I will be attending Marshall University,” Collins said in his Tweet. “I wanna thank God, my family, and everyone else that has helped me along the way. GO HERD.”
In an interview Wednesday with the Logan Banner newspaper Collins said he will be a Thundering Herd walk-on player.
“Yes, I will be walking on my first couple of years,” he said. “I’m also going to redshirt my first year.”
Collins said he’s happy to be going to Huntington.
“Yeah, it’s awesome to be playing close to home and at a high level and I think it will be good for the community,” he said. “I’ll bring a lot of support with me.”
Collins had recently announced in a tweet he would be going to play at West Liberty University (NCAA Division II), but soon deleted the tweet and walked that commitment back as other options came on the table. One of those was Marshall. Collins had also recently made a visit to VMI.
Collins’ role and importance increased drastically last season when he led the 26-2 Tigers by averaging about 16 points per game.
He has an invitation to play June 7 in the North-South All-Star Game in the South Charleston Community Center.