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Collins cancels announcement ceremony

Every year, something crazy happens on national signing day. Whether it's a major upset in the selection processes or cold feet, something wacky is liable to happen before those coveted letters of intent are faxed in.

Well, ESPN 150 running back Alex Collins (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) has found himself in the middle of a signing day soap opera. Collins verbally committed to Arkansas on Fox Sports South Monday night, but he has canceled his announcement ceremony.

ESPN recruiting analyst Corey Long reported during ESPNU's live coverage of national signing day that Collins' mom took her son's LOI and left his high school with it. That means he wasn't able to fax his letter in to Arkansas. Apparently, she isn't a fan of him going so far away from home for school.

Fayetteville is more than 1,300 miles away from Plantation.

CBSSports.com reported that a source close to the situation said Collins will end up signing with the Razorbacks, but "It's just going to take some time," the source said.

If Collins is 18 years old, he wouldn't need a parent or legal guardian to sign it for him. So, he wouldn't need his mother's consent in order to sign with Arkansas. Collins was originally committed to Miami for several months and also considered Florida and Florida State.

Stay tuned ...