AUBURN, Ala. | Former N.C. State quarterback Russell Wilson was in Auburn on Tuesday visiting with coaches, according to a report by ESPN's Joe Schad.
The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Wilson asked for and was granted his release from the Wolfpack last month after head coach Tom O'Brien, tired of the player juggling football and baseball, named Mike Glennon the starter.
Wilson has a year of eligibility left and, because he has already graduated, can play immediately.
He was the runner-up for ACC Player of the Year last season, throwing for 3,663 yards and 28 touchdowns. He was third in N.C. State history in passing yards (8,645) and second in passing touchdowns (76).
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Wilson has reportedly been in touch with a number of SEC schools, in addition to Wisconsin.
Schad, citing unnamed sources, reported that Wilson arrived in Auburn on Monday night and spent all day with the coaches Tuesday discussing the offense. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer could not get independent verification that Wilson was in Auburn. Coaches are not allowed to comment on recruits.
The Tigers are seeking a quarterback to replace Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton but have no frontrunner for the job.
Junior Barrett Trotter and sophomore Clint Moseley played to a draw this spring, although neither dazzled. Highly-touted freshman Kiehl Frazier is enrolled in summer school and will begin practice in August.
Wilson made the visit on an off day from his summer job: second baseman in the Colorado Rockies' system with the Low-A Asheville Tourists. He's batting .216 in 38 games.