Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, SFR, ABR
I would advise you to discuss this with the landlord. Each landlord can decide what they are willing to accept or not. If you were to put the lease in your name, but your college age kid were living in the home they may want to meet and approve of the actual tenant. They may require that person to apply as well.
It's not a weird question, people help others all the time. It's just a matter of making sure you are prepared for the full responsibility of the rent. If you were hoping the resident would be making the payments either directly or through you, and they default, you are the one on the hook and the lease.
Additionally if you are renting the house and turning around and collecting rent from the tenants, you would be in a sub lessee agreement which may not be allowed under the terms of the lease.
Personally, I would make the landlord aware of who is living there and if they agree to the arrangement, get it in writing. The landlord may require a background check for all parties.