Wilson, who was granted his release from NC State in April, will have one year of eligibility remaining. Because he has received a degree he will be able to play right away for the Badgers.
This past fall he led the Wolfpack to a 9-4 record and was named MVP of the Champs Sports Bowl in the win over West Virginia .
A second-team All-ACC selection, Wilson led the league in total offense (3,998 yards) with the fourth highest single-season total in league history. He also led the ACC in touchdown responsibility (37), the second-best single-season total for an ACC player, and in touchdown passes (28).
In April he was named the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education for exemplifying high achievement in scholarship, athleticism and community service as announced today by the organization.
He spent this spring playing for the Asheville Tourists in the Colorado Rockies baseball organization but left the team today. In April NC State announced that Wilson was granted his release and ultimately he picked Wisconsin over Auburn after taking official visits to both schools.
He ends his career at NC State ranked third in Wolfpack history with 8,545 career passing yards, that mark ranks 12th in ACC history. He threw 76 touchdown passes for his career, the second-best mark in school history and the third-highest in the league record books. Wilson also ran for 17 career scores, making him responsible for 93 TDs in his career, the second-best mark in school and ACC history. He also ranked third in career total offense with 9,628 yards - the eighth-best mark in ACC history.
He was a first-team All-ACC selection as a freshman in 2008 and a honorable mention All-ACC pick in 2009.
Wilson is expected to help Wisconsin compete for a Big Ten title in 2011.