Wisconsin's QB Problem May Be Solved: Russell Wilson To Make Decision by July 1

Ryan GuillemetteCorrespondent IJune 27, 2011

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 3:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #16 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack drops back to pass against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the game at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 3, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Russell Wilson's decision about what he will be doing next year is going to be made public very shortly.

According to The Wisconsin State Journal, a source close to the situation said that the QB will likely announce his path before July 1. For those of you who are unaware of the current situation, the former North Carolina State quarterback has multiple options:

1. University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Badgers are in trouble at the most key position in the game.  According to ESPN's position rankings of quarterbacks in the Big Ten, the Badgers came in second to last at No. 11.  The Badgers' best man for the job currently is redshirted sophomore Jon Budmayr, who only played three career games.  

If Wilson decides to choose the Badgers, he will most likely be the starter and a star player for a bowl-bound team, allowing Budmayr to get some more game experience as well.

2. Auburn 

Last year's National Champion Auburn has been showing a lot of interest in Wilson. Following Cam Newton will not be an easy task, but Wilson could work very well in Auburn's system, giving Auburn more time to focus on their backups.  

The question for Auburn is if Wilson will be beneficial to them for only a year, or would it be better to go with the likes of Barrett Trotter or Neil Caudle?

3. Asheville Tourists

Did I mention that Wilson was also drafted in the fourth round by the Colorado Rockies?  Wilson is also currently the second basemen for the Asheville Tourists, the Class A affiliate of the Rockies.  If Wilson decides to play another year of college baseball, he may hurt his chances of playing in the big leagues.

After having successful visits with both schools and struggling with contract negotiations with the Tourists, I think that we will be seeing Wilson on the gridiron next year. In my opinion, I think it would benefit Wilson more to go to the Badgers next year.  

With the Badgers struggling at the quarterback position, Wilson would most likely be a starter there and he would also be leading a very strong team who are strong at virtually every other position.  I don't think that Auburn would benefit as much from Wilson and are better going with either Trotter or Caudle, who are both quality quarterbacks.  

Either way, Wilson has a big decision to make that will affect all parties involved.   


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