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Russell Wilson expressing interest in Wisconsin

Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:31 am
Edited on: May 11, 2011 11:43 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson has been one of the hot topics of discussion in the last weeks, after head coach Tom O'Brien granted Wilson a release from his scholarship.  Wilson has one year of college football eligibility left, and would only need to enroll in a graduate program not offered by N.C. State to use it at another BCS school.  According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, one of the schools that Wilson has contacted about playing in 2011 is Wisconsin.  

School officials cannot comment on the issue because Wilson is currently considered an unsigned recruit by the NCAA, but Wilson's arrival would be the perfect answer for a quarterback position lacking experience (and a starter fans can get excited about) at this point.  Jon Budmayr is currently the Badgers' starting quarterback, but the redshirt sophomore only has played in three games and did not blow anyone away with his performance this spring.  Backups Joe Brennan and Joel Stave have no game experience.  

Wilson has been playing second base with the Asheville Tourists this offseason, the single A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.  The Rockies organization believes that Wilson will finish the minor league season, which runs through September 5.  But reports from sources close to Wilson believe there is as much as a "95 percent chance" that he will be playing college football in the fall.  Wisconsin opens fall camp in early August, and kick off the 2011 season Sept. 1 against UNLV.
Comments

Since: May 12, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Russell Wilson expressing interest in Wisconsin

Russell Wilson is an absolute beast. I am sad that he is out of the ACC, but glad that he won't be tearing up my Jackets ever again! Side note: Just found that new CoachWatcher website and it is legit!



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: May 12, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Russell Wilson expressing interest in Wisconsin


Gah this whole rumor mill is raising my expectations so high. After the whole Jacoby Brissett mess I don't want to have my heart broken again Cry



I'm pretty sure if Wilson comes to Wisconsin the worst the Badgers can do is about a 10 win season, but we'll see how everything pans out



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Russell Wilson expressing interest in Wisconsin

COME TO WISCONSIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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