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Seth Collins Transferring From Oregon State

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Seth Collins has made his last highlight leap for Oregon State.
Seth Collins has made his last highlight leap for Oregon State.
(Photo by Andy Wooldridge)

The question about what position to play Seth Collins at is no longer an issue for Oregon State coach Gary Andersen. Collins, who was the Beavers' starting quarterback for 7 games this past season as a true freshman, and their best offensive weapon, has decided he will transfer away.

Seth Collins Transfer Announcement

Collins was relocated to a combination receiver/slot/wildcat position for the Civil War, and was still a major weapon for the Beavers, running for 39 yards, but 3 touchdowns, and completing 2 of 4 passes.

For the season, Collins was both the leading passer and rusher for Oregon State.

It has been apparent that transfer QB Darell Gartetson, who had to set out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, will be anointed the starter for Oregon State next season, and Nick Mitchell has already transferred as a result.

The move leaves the Beavers with only 2 other QBs on the roster, red-shirt sophomore to be Marcus McMaryion, who started the Civil War, and 1 from the current commit list, Mason Moran from Chandler, AZ.

Collins has not announced a destination yet.

Andersen will likely bolster the roster by adding Matt Struck. Struck from Crater High near Medford, OR, was the Oregon 5A second team all-state quarterback, and has offers from 2 Division II schools, the most notable being Western Oregon. Andersen and Struck have been in conversation, and have an official visit scheduled, but the Oregon State recruiting class was full.

Struck reports being led to believe he would receive a scholarship offer should one become available, and now this week, 2 have come open, with the decommit of TE John Bates from Lebanon, OR, earlier this week, who has changed his mind, and announced on Monday that he will attend Boise State instead.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com