Seth Collins, a two-star quarterback out of Granite Hills High School (El Cajon, CA), has decommitted from the San Jose State Spartans and will instead attend Oregon State. The announcement came Monday, via Collins' twitter:
I really want to thank the coaching staff at san jose state for giving me a great opportunity but its in my best interest that i decommit— Seth Collins (@_SethTheGreat) January 6, 2015
Id like to announce my commitment to oregon st. In jesus name ill further play this game i love pic.twitter.com/2VtoGPKLAl— Seth Collins (@_SethTheGreat) January 6, 2015
Collins was recruited by offensive coordinator and assistant head coach Jimmie Dougherty, who has since left to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan. A quick browse through Collins' twitter account will show that this may have been a big factor in his decision:
For San Jose State, this a tough, but survivable blow. Collins is a talented kid who planned to enroll early, but the Spartans' recruiting class still has plenty of talent left at the quarterback position.
Kenny Potter, a dual-threat quarterback out of Long Beach Community College, is an impressive player who could compete for the starting job immediately. Despite limited offers, Potter has been praised by former coaches:
Added Long Beach Coach Brett Peabody: "He's the best quarterback I've ever coached. I've had seven All-American quarterbacks in my junior college career and he's by far the best. From a leadership standpoint, I could tell you that every guy on our team would run through a wall for him. His playmaking ability and character is special."
Another guy to keep an eye on is Cameron Burston, a three-star recruit out of Stellar Prep (Hayward, CA). Burston isn't receiving much attention from other schools, but his large frame (6'3", 195 lbs), strong arm, and decent mobility could have him sticking out as the hidden gem in this class a few years down the road.