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Report: Russell Wilson visiting Auburn today

Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:00 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 2:04 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

Less than a month ago, the college football world was rocked when N.C. State announced that quarterback Russell Wilson requested, and was granted, a release from his scholarship with the Wolfpack. Head coach Tom O'Brien wished Wilson the best, but insisted that his starting quarterback for 2011 was junior Mike Glennon. Wilson has one year of football eligibility remaining, and has quietly begun looking into potential relocation destinations.

According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Wilson will be visiting Auburn today. He has an off-day from his current post as second baseman of the Asheville Tourists, part of the Colorado Rockies organization. His commitment to the Rockies and his potential football availability are both unknown at this point in the process. The Rockies believe that he will finish the season with the Tourists, which lasts until Sept. 5. Other reports have stated that there is as much as a "95 percent chance" Wilson will be playing football on-time in the fall.

If Wilson, an all-conference caliber quarterback, joins the Tigers he will step right into the same system that highlighted the skills of 2010's Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. According to Schad's report, Wilson arrived at Auburn Monday night and will spend all day with the coaches. Offensive coordinator Gus Mahlzan would be able to plug in Wilson to his high-octane system and let the experienced signal-caller make plays down the field. Head coach Gene Chizik has made no comment on the issue.

Stay tuned to CBSSports.com for more as this develops
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Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Report: Russell Wilson visiting Auburn today

Wilson is a PERFECT fit for the Auburn offense. While he is probably not as good as Cam Newton, he is mobile and can throw the ball a long way.  He got more out of N.C. State than any QB has in a while with very little help around him. I cannot imagine how good he would be with some help.


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