Bobcat to Tiger: Childress QB Collin Bishop commits to Trinity University

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Childress’ Collin Bishop (15) mid pass during a district game Friday, October 15th, Childress at Friona in Friona.
Childress’ Collin Bishop (15) mid pass during a district game Friday, October 15th, Childress at Friona in Friona.

Childress' Collin Bishop is trading his blue for maroon as he joins the Trinity University football program.

Following a short stint in which several offers were announced, Bishop made his decision via Twitter on Saturday evening.

Bishop was the star quarterback for the Bobcats as he led them to a first district title in 14 years, earning District 3-3A Division II MVP honors in the process.

The senior signal caller was lethal on offense as he completed 168-of-244 passes (68.8%), totaling 2,559 passing yards for 24 touchdowns and zero interception. Bishop's quick thinking is also a valuable asset as he picked up another 719 rushing yards with 18 scores on the ground.

Trinity picked up a general on the field who is a smart player in the pocket with a strong arm, speedy and elusive when he needs to be and clutch in key moments. Bishop was a major catalyst for Childress as the Bobcats went undefeated through district play for the first time since 1990.

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Bishop joins a Trinity program that went 9-1 and reached the first round in the NCAA D-III playoffs. The Tigers were also ranked in the top-15, ending the season in the No. 14 spot.

Anytime there was an adverse moment in a football game, Bishop produced a highlight or helped claim a victory. Such was the case when he engineered a game-winning drive against Friona on Oct. 15, or aiding the Bobcats in securing the district title against Canadian on Nov. 5.


Bishop said the way Trinity courted him and made him feel at home helped make his decision. About halfway through his senior season, Bishop had yet to receive any offers to play college ball and he didn't think he would get the chance to continue his career.

"I was a little worried because yeah, I love the game. I just had to be patient with myself," he said. "I had to let the coaches come to me. I would sit there for hours to send my film. Eventually, I got the attention I wanted. It was nerve-wracking, I'm not going to lie, but I learned to be patient."

This article originally appeared on Amarillo Globe-News: Childress quarterback Collin Bishop commits to Trinity University

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