BC High's Collins commits to Villanova

BC High wide receiver Lincoln Collins, one of the state's top wideouts, ended his recruitment today with a commitment to Villanova. Brendan Hall/ESPNBoston.com

Boston College High wide receiver Lincoln Collins has verbally committed to Villanova University for the fall of 2013, his head coach Joe Gaff told ESPNBoston.com tonight.

"He's really ecstatic about it," Gaff said. "He liked it from beginning, especially the academics of it. He wanted the academics. Just when he stepped on campus, he really loved the campus itself."

The 6-foot-3 Collins was one of several downfield threats on a well-oiled Eagles offense that last season averaged nearly 28 points per game in attaining their second Division 1 Eastern Mass. title in four years. He is one of the state's top returning wideouts, and one of the most imposing deep-ball threats.