Mere days after an abrupt “parting of ways” with North Carolina State, Russell Wilson is reportedly not lacking potential suitors if he decides to play another season of college football.
The quarterback was given a release from his NCSU scholarship last Friday and, according to ESPN.com’s Joe Schad, has already been contacted by a dozen unnamed schools expressing interest in his skills. While the schools weren’t named, Schad tweeted that there are several SEC programs who maintain an interest in last year’s runner-up for the ACC’s Offensive Player of the Year.
Among the SEC with some degree or another of QB issues heading into summer camp, and thus may look at landing Wilson, would be South Carolina, Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss. Depending on your view of John Brantley, Florida may also be thrown into the discussion.
As for the question of whether Wilson, currently an infielder in the Colorado Rockies minor league system, will use his final season of collegiate eligibility this fall, Schad reports that a source close to the player told him that there’s a “95-percent” certainty will play football at the collegiate level in 2011.
As Wilson has already received his degree from NCSU, he would be eligible to play immediately at a Div. 1-A school if he enrolls in a graduate program not offered at his former school.