Tarpon Springs quarterback Dalton Collins is transferring to Admiral Farragut, according to his father, Dave Collins.
Dave Collins said his son will transfer in January for the next semester and will be eligible to play for the Blue Jackets in the spring.
“We wanted to go somewhere that was a good fit academically for Dalton,” Collins said. “Admiral Farragut is a great prep school and will give Dalton the right kind of challenge that he needs. It’s just a bonus that they’re doing as well in athletics.”
Dalton, a sophomore, is a dual-threat quarterback who threw for more than 1,000 yards and ran for nearly 300 this season with the Spongers. Dave Collins took over as the booster club president for Tarpon Springs’ football program this year.
Dalton, considered one of the top returning quarterbacks in Pinellas County, will fill the void Admiral Farragut has at quarterback with Colby Robinson graduating.
Dave Collins said his son will be a daytime student at Admiral Farragut and the family plans to move to Largo to cut down on the commute. Clearwater Central Catholic and Calvary Christian were not options because “we’re not into the religious/academic atmosphere at those schools,” Dave Collins said.