Oregon state wide receiver Seth Collins (6-3/192) is set to transfer to Texas Tech. Collins is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately. Collins caught 12 passes for 130 yardss and a touchdown last year, he caught 36 for 418 yards and a touchdown in 2016 and in 2016, Collins played quarterback of all things and was meh (via CFBStats).
Collins was originally a 2-star dual threat quarterback from El Cajon, California (via Rivals) and had additional offers from Colorado State and San Jose State.
Collins was suspended last year for an assault charge that ended up getting dismissed and was eventually granted his release (via Oregon State’s Danny Moran):
Collins pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge, which stemmed from an incident at a party that occurred two months ago and led to his suspension from the football team. The Beavers never announced the suspension publicly.
According to Benton County chief deputy district attorney Ryan Joslin, Collins was not arrested following the incident at a Corvallis apartment complex in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 8. The charging document said that Collins “did unlawfully and recklessly cause physical injury to Makaela Martinez.”
Jennifer Nash, the attorney representing Collins, said her client wants the charges dismissed.
“This situation was an accident, if there was any contact at all,” Nash said. “My client doesn’t remember having any contact with Miss Martinez.”
Also part of the story was that Collins essentially took the phone away of a 19-year old female:
A university source, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the incident, said Collins took Martinez’s phone as she recorded the incident on video. Martinez is not enrolled at Oregon State, according to the school’s online directory.
This sorta sounds like he took the pone of a friend who was getting himself in trouble.
— Seth Collins (@_SethTheGreat) December 15, 2017
As far as impact, it would seem like this would be minimal at best. I’ll be happy to be surprised, but I’m guessing that this would maybe 20 catches in 2018 (Derrick Willies had 18 in 2017 for comparison purposes), but he’ll need to be better than what’s already here.