The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Collins was named First Team All-American by Baseball America and to the Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament Team in 2016. He is a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award and semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes and Dick Howser Awards.
"Extremely excited to add a player with Zack's catching ability and middle of the order bat to our organization," said Nick Hostetler, White Sox director of scouting. "He was our number one target since April, and we are very happy that he was there for our selection with the 10th pick."
Collins, who bats left-handed, is the first catcher selected by the White Sox in the first round since Mark Johnson (26th overall) in 1994.
The Hurricanes defeated Long Beach State University, 9-8, on June 5 to advance to the Super Regional, with Collins going 2-3 with a double, home run, RBI and two runs scored. Miami will face Boston College in the best-of-three Super Regional beginning tomorrow.
Collins owns a .316 (197-623) average with 37 doubles, eight triples, 39 homers, 177 RBI, 142 runs scored, eight steals, a .467 on-base percentage and .589 slugging percentage in 183 games over three seasons with Miami.
The Pembroke Pines, Fla. native was ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 31 high school senior in the nation out of American Heritage High School in 2013. Collins was named a Rawlings All-American following his senior season.
Collins joins right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer (2015, eighth overall), left-hander Carlos Rodon (2014, third), infielder Tim Anderson (2013, 17th) and outfielder Courtney Hawkins (2012, 13th) as the White Sox most recent first-round selections.
Collins was recommended by White Sox scout Jose Ortega.
The White Sox also own the 26th and 49th picks in tonight's draft.