NC State QB to pursue baseball

January 17, 2011 11:35:10 AM PST
NC State quarterback Russell Wilson says he's turning his attention to his baseball career and will leave next month for spring training with the Colorado Rockies.

"At this point in my life, the best thing for me is to concentrate fully on baseball in the same way that I concentrated fully on football over the past six months," Wilson said in a news release sent out by NC State. "It is only fair for everyone involved that I give baseball the same time and attention that I have given football. Ultimately, decisions about my athletic future will be made based on my potential to succeed at the highest professional level."

Wilson, who just completed his redshirt junior season on the gridiron, intends to continue to pursue his graduate degree at NC State and will keep open the option of returning for his senior season of football.

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