Ex-NC State QB Wilson commits to Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) — 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.

He also visited Auburn before settling on Wisconsin.