Early reports of Rockies' infielder Russell Wilson choosing the Wisconsin Badgers as his fall destination for college football turned out to be premature, but, as Keith Jarrett of the Asheville Citizen-Times points out, he won't have many days free if he wants to visit other schools. There are off days during the South Atlantic League's All-Star Break and a few in July for him to visit other schools, but the two leading schools are Wisconsin and Auburn.
Wilson visited Auburn in May and spent some time with Wisconsin earlier this week. Both schools are in the running since they have open competitions for their quarterback positions. Auburn lost 2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton to the NFL and Wisconsin's Scott Tolzien graduated.
At this point, Auburn and Wisconsin are likely the only schools Wilson is deciding between, as Jarrett writes. By all accounts it is almost a slam dunk that Wilson will play college football, but he'd need to leave the Colorado Rockies' organization and the Asheville Tourists before Aug. 1, right around the time football camps starts. Wilson has struggled as a baseball player, barely hitting above the Mendoza line. Returning to college football would hurt his development on the baseball diamond.
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