One of the eight football players who have left since Scott Frost took over in Lincoln has found a new college football home.
Patrick O’Brien took to his personal Twitter account Friday to announce that he has committed to Colorado State and will continue his collegiate playing career with the Rams. O’Brien had reportedly visited Florida International and considered San Jose State before opting for this Mountain West Conference school.
The decision to transfer from Nebraska was made public by the quarterback on social media in mid-April.
A four-star member of the Cornhuskers’ 2016 recruiting class, O’Brien was rated as the No. 10 pro-style quarterback that year. It’s that style of play that led him to transfer away from Frost and Nebraska after the new regime’s first spring practice earlier this offseason.
As the primary backup to Tanner Lee last season, and after redshirting his true freshman season, O’Brien completed 18-of-30 passes for 192 yards and an interception. He also ran for four yards on 14 carries.
Because of NCAA transfer rules, the 6-4, 230-pound O’Brien will be forced to sit out the 2018 season. However, beginning with the 2019 season, he will have two years of eligibility that he can use moving forward.