College football coaches often emphasize the importance of recruiting family members as well as the players who are the objects of their affection.
Latest case in point: Alex Collins.
The highly touted running back from South Plantation High in Florida signed a letter of intent with Arkansas on Thursday, another flash point in a family drama that played out over two days and looks as if it will continue.
"Alex is a great addition to this class," Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "He made it clear to us that he truly wanted to be a Razorback, which is what we want from everyone we sign."
Bielema might want to touch base about that with Andrea McDonald, Collins' mother.
On Wednesday, during a ceremony at Collins' school at which he was expected to sign with the Razorbacks, McDonald reportedly left without signing the document because she wanted her son to attend the University of Miami, which is closer to home.