Russell Wilson: Wisconsin and 4 Other Schools Where He May Go
Russell Wilson used to be quarterback at NC State. Very few people would know that because NC State hasn't been relevant for the last couple of years. Until last year, when Mr. Wilson played a key role in turning around the program.
His tenure at NC State has run its ground, and he is now left looking for a new home. Sounds like a typical college transfer, right? Unlike regular transfers, Wilson is eligible to play right away at any school, including FBS. Wisconsin has been showing great interest in him, but there are other schools where he could help excel on the gridiron.
What a magical year 2010 was for the Badgers. They won a share of the Big Ten and went to the Rose Bowl. Now, they are without their starting quarterback, Scott Tolzien.
What better way to continue winning games than by bringing in a proven veteran? That's where Wilson comes in. This seems like the most likely destination for him.
Auburn came into the 2010 season as a long shot for the national championship. The Tigers rode into and won it because of dynamic quarterback, Cam Newton. Newton split for the NFL a few months later, leaving Auburn without explosive playmaker at QB.
Russell might not be Cam Newton, but he knows the sport and could help Auburn back to the BCS. Not likely but possible, both for Wilson coming here and Auburn going to a BCS bowl.
Nevada showed everybody in 2010 just how good the pistol offense could be. It kind of helped having a quarterback with legs and decision-making abilities like Colin Kaepernick.
Russell Wilson's presence at Nevada this fall will be extremely unlikely but not impossible.
Ole Miss knows something about getting QB's to transfer there. Just last year, they had former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli taking snaps.
That didn't turn the way they wanted as Ole Miss was one of the worst teams in the SEC last year. Wilson could fit in here.
The guy who helped Steve Sarkisian turn Washington around is gone, and the Huskies are looking for a QB. They have a few options, but would they turn down someone with experience who could help them take another step in getting the program back to its former glory?
Hard to say. This is a very long shot.