Seth Collins has found his new collegiate home.
The former Oregon State wide receiver has transferred to Texas Tech, the school announced Tuesday.
Texas Texas adds two grad transfers, including the one-time Oregon State QB (now WR) Seth Collins. pic.twitter.com/xSCLf2kpmz
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) June 6, 2018
Collins played his final game at Oregon State on Oct. 7 against USC, leading the team with 5 catches for 91 yards and 1 touchdown. He took an indefinite leave from the team because of a health issue, the school announced, and was later quietly suspended after his involvement in an altercation that resulted in him being charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor assault. Collins pleaded not guilty to the charge in December, per a report from The Oregonian’s Danny Moran.
More from Moran on the incident and subsequent charge:
[Collins’ attorney Jennifer] Nash said Collins viewed the suspension as unfair and that his intention is to transfer and complete his college career. Collins has one year of eligibility remaining.
“The filing of charges against him in this manner could have a huge impact on his future,” Nash said.
Per a search of the Oregon Judicial Department’s online records, Collins’ misdemeanor charge was dismissed in February.
Collins started 6 games at quarterback as a freshman in 2015, completing 83 of 160 passes for 935 yards, 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He switched to receiver for his sophomore season and battled injuries, appearing in 13 games over his final two seasons in Corvallis.
Collins was granted his requested release from Oregon State and will be eligible to play immediately for the Red Raiders, with two seasons of eligibility remaining, per the school’s announcement.