Former Oregon State Beavers Wide Receiver has announced that he’ll be joining the Texas Tech football team.
COMMITTED!!! Thank you to the coaching staff at Texas Tech for believing in me when others didnt. God is great!!! Theres work to be done now!! In Jesus Name I Play!! #GunsUp pic.twitter.com/oWe7fwHaN5— Seth Collins (@_SethTheGreat) April 16, 2018
Collins was granted his release from Oregon State late last year. His career with Oregon State was tumultuous. One of Gary Andersen’s first prize recruits, Collins started right away as a true freshman at quarterback. As a dual threat, Collins amassed 6 TDs passing and 8 rushing. After an injury late in the season, Collins returned in the final game and played at running back, while Marcus McMariyon took over QB duties.
Collins originally elected to transfer to Northern Illinois after his freshman season, before deciding to return to Oregon State as a Wide Receiver. That was the role he played during his sophomore season, while McMariyon and Darell Garretson battled over the starting Quarterback role.
Collins was limited by injuries and illness in 2017, and only saw action in three games. Collins was eventually placed on indefinite suspension after being charged with assault late in the year.
Collins will do down as one of the many great “what ifs” of Andersen’s tenure. Whether he can salvage his college career will be up to Texas Tech’s coaching staff now.