Wilson to make baseball/football decision by July 1
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that second baseman Russell Wilson, a 2010 fourth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies who is currently playing at low Class-A Asheville, will decide by the end of next week whether he will continue to play professional baseball or play a final season as a college football quarterback.
Wilson is hitting .234 with 39 runs scored and 15 stolen bases. Despite the low batting average, 35 walks in 231 plate appearances has his on-base percentage at .374. Strikeouts have been Wilson biggest problem — 82 in just 188 at-bats.
Wilson played at three seasons at North Carolina State but graduated from college and can use his final year of eligibility elsewhere without sitting out a season. He confirmed to the Citizen-Times that he if returns to college football, he will choose between Auburn and Wisconsin.