The Texas Tech Red Raiders added to their depth at wide receiver with the commitment of Oregon State transfer Seth Collins on Monday.
Collins announced his decision to join Texas Tech in a tweet.
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 began his career with the Beavers as a quarterback, appearing in 8 games as a freshman in 2015. He switched positions to receiver after that year and caught 36 passes for 418 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore.
His junior season was cut short after a series of incidents. Collins was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree misdemeanor assault of a 19-year-old woman in December. That alleged assault occurred in October, the day after he played his final game with Oregon State.
The team said Collins had an unspecified health issue and held him out until Nov, 21, when he was placed on indefinite suspension for the alleged assault, according to The Oregonian’s Danny Moran. Team sources said Collins had mononucleosis, which is why he was held out in October before the suspension, according to Moran.
Collins attended Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, Calif. He was a 3-star prospect coming out of high school as a dual-threat quarterback, and he was the No. 47 dual-threat QB in the Class of 2015, according to 247Sports.