Kliff Kingsbury and his staff got a graduate transfer commit in wide receiver Seth Collins. Collins announced his commitment via Twitter. Collins will most likely play inside receiver but has played all of the offensive skill positions in college, leading the team in rushing one year and being the second most productive receiver in the next season.
The 6’3” Collins was originally recruited as a quarterback out of high school and started 6 games at quarterback before switching positions. Collins originally made the switch to running back. He rushed for 575 yards and 8 touchdowns his sophomore season, leading the team in rushing. He then switched positions again to wide receiver, where he caught 48 passes in a year and a half before missing the majority of last season.
Last season was a wild one for Collins, as he was diagnosed with an unknown illness that caused him to miss most of the season. He has shown flashes of athleticism and potential. He only had 130 yards of receiving and one touchdown last season. His athleticism will be something the Coach Kingsbury will enjoy, look at this highlight from his freshman year in Corvallis.
Seth Collins #gobeavs pic.twitter.com/MhQTxSGQv9— Finn Carlson (@FinnxCarlson) April 18, 2015
He will be an interesting fit in this young wide receiver group, as an experienced receiver, he could get plenty of playing time in the slot. He would most likely share time with Antoine Wesley and Jojo Robinson in the slot. If he can reel off huge catches like the one below, he could fit in well here in Lubbock.
Seth Collins one handed catch! Just wow. #OSUvsUSC pic.twitter.com/LBjOmlDgeS— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 7, 2017
Collins has had some off the field issues, however, as he was arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree assault in December of last year. This stemmed from an alleged fight with a 19-year old woman earlier in the year. Coach Kingsbury will have to keep him in check and I expect he will be on thin ice from the start with the program.
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