Ex-NC State QB Wilson commits to Wisconsin over Auburn

Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson has committed to playing football at Wisconsin this season. Badgers coach Bret Bielema says the two-sport star will compete for the starting job.

Wilson was drafted by the Colorado Rockies last year and hit .228 with three home runs and 15 RBIs as a second baseman for their Single-A affiliate in Asheville.

His long-standing desire to play both sports ultimately led to his early departure from N.C. State.

Coach Tom O'Brien released the all-Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback two months ago largely because his baseball commitments kept him from taking part in offseason workouts.

Wilson also visited Auburn before settling on Wisconsin.

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