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One mother of a recruiting battle

Every commitment invites backlash. Landon Collins just didn't expect it to come from his own mother.

Updated: January 26, 2012, 4:36 PM ET
By Christopher Schultz | ESPN The Magazine

LANDON COLLINS, the nation's top-ranked high school safety, rides shotgun in an old Jeep Cherokee headed toward his mother's house in Harvey, La. Collins is not pleased with his mom. Four days ago, on Jan. 5, at the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., he became the most recognized recruit in the country, and not because of the interception and touchdown-saving goal-line tackle he made that night. Collins is famous because his mother upstaged him, on live TV, ...

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