Nebraska QB Opts to Transfer to CSU, 2nd QB Addition for Rams
FORT COLLINS, Co. __The future of the quarterback position is fairly unclear for Colorado State, but the Ram faithful can rest a little bit easier, as the program received a commitment from Patrick O’Brien Friday. The former Nebraska quarterback announced his intention to transfer to CSU on Twitter.
O’Brien backed up Tanner Lee as a redshirt freshman in 2017 and after sitting out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules, would be eligible to suit up for CSU in 2019. When the 6’4”, 230-pound quarterback was granted his release from the program in early April, recently hired Nebraska head coach Scott Frost praised O’Brien’s work ethic.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do, he’s a great kid, he wants to find an offense that fits his skill set,” Frost told Sam McKewon of the Omaha-World Herald.
O’Brien is a former 4-star, pro-style QB out of San Juan Capistrano, CA. and was highly coveted coming out of high school. O’Brien received offers from schools around the country including Colorado, Colorado State, Texas Tech and UNLV, but ultimately ended up signing with Nebraska.
After enrolling in January, 2016, O’Brien saw limited action during his two years with the Cornhuskers. O’Brien redshirted during the 2016 season and completed 18-of-30 passes in limited action as backup in 2017.
O’Brien is the second quarterback to transfer to CSU from a power five program this spring. K.J. Carta-Samuels spurned UCLA to compete with Justice McCoy and J.C. Robles for CSU’s starting QB position in 2018.