Collins gem in Wannstedt's first class

Originally Published: February 21, 2005
By Joe Bendel | Special to
New Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt hit the recruiting trail running -- and he looked like an old pro doing it.

The former boss of the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears had been out of the college game for 16 years, but you wouldn't have known it by the way he hustled to retain the lion's share of Walt Harris' recruits.

He also brought in a few of his own, most notably running back Conredge Collins of Coconut Creek, Fla., the plum of this year's 24-member class.