In its 39-7 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff to open the 2019 campaign, TCU sent 11 true freshmen into action.

While first-year cornerback and former Cedar Hill High star Donavann Collins remained on the sidelines against the Golden Lions, he will likely contribute sometime during the season thanks to the NCAA rule of letting freshmen play in four games before losing their redshirt status.

Collins, who was TCU’s first commit of the 2019 recruitment class, is seen as an all-around athlete. He ran a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash, and though an injury put a damper on his senior year at Cedar Hill, the ex-District 7-6A Sophomore Defensive Most Valuable Player took on a leadership role.

“He showed even more leadership when he was hurt for three or four games, and he never missed practice,” Cedar Hill coach Carlos Lynn told The Dallas Morning News.


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