MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Russell Wilson is not fazed by the hype created by his move to Wisconsin.
Wilson says Sunday at the Badgers’ media day that he is “not really worried about” the pressure, despite being touted as the final piece to a national championship puzzle, or at the very least a Big Ten Conference championship game victory.
Wilson left North Carolina State after coach Tom O’Brien wanted the three-year starter to be more committed to the program and participate in spring drills rather than play minor league baseball for the Colorado Rockies.
The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Wilson has already graduated from N.C. State, so he is eligible to play right away in 2011 without sitting out under normal transfer rules after picking Wisconsin over Auburn on June 27.
Wilson has only one year of eligibility remaining and also less than a month before Wisconsin hosts UNLV in its season opener on Sept. 1.