Seth Collins went on a roller coaster of a ride during the 2015 season at Oregon State. He went from being one of the most promising quarterbacks in the PAC-12 to missing four games in the season due to a knee injury.
There were talks of him possibly being moved to wide receiver for the 2016 season, so he decided to leave the Beavers’ program and transfer. It was announced Thursday night that he would be continuing his career at Northern Illinois.
“We’re really happy to have Seth, he’s a quality, quality young man,” NIU head coach Rod Carey said in a released statement. “He’s obviously a fantastic football player and a great quarterback, and he comes from a great family who we have gotten to know during this process. We look forward to having him on campus with the rest of the class this summer and to 2017 when he will be eligible to suit up and play for us.”
As noted by Carey, Collins will not be eligible for the 2016 season, but will have three years of eligibility left starting in 2017. During the 2015 season, Collins threw for 935 yards and six touchdowns with four interceptions, while rushing for 575 yards and eight touchdowns.
Collins could remind many Husky fans of Jordan Lynch as he is a talented dual-threat guy. He was a three-star member of the Beavers’ 2015 recruiting class.
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