Last week, it became known that Colorado Rockies second base prospect Russell Wilson received a release from his N.C. State football scholarship because he was not going to be the Wolfpack's starting quarterback in 2011. Wilson graduated and has one year of eligibility left because he took a redshirt, so under NCAA rules he is able to transfer and play immediately for a school outside of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
While early reports had SEC schools as possibilities, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (via CBS Sports) has sources that indicate Wilson is looking at the Wisconsin Badgers. His competition has little game experience, but he would need to learn the playbook on the fly if he does indeed choose the school.
No matter where he winds up, Wilson will need to leave the Low-A Asheville Tourists by the end of July or early August to join football training camp. He is currently hitting .244/.398/.372 in 28 games.