Pack QB Commit Looks Sharp in Scrimmage

NC State QB commit Russell Wilson put up some eye-popping numbers during his first scrimmage in preparation for the 2006 season. We've got the scoop on that performance as well as his commitment to the Pack and which other teams are continuing to pursue the Virginia standout.

Although it was just a pre-season scrimmage, QB Russell Wilson from Collegiate High School in Richmond, Va served notice that there will likely be no drop off in his game after the senior signal-caller torched Thomas Jefferson High School this past Saturday.

Although it could realistically be tough to improve on a junior campaign that saw Wilson throw for 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns through the air as well as Richmond Times-Dispatch player of the year honors, he certainly didn't disappoint in his initial outing for 2006.

Lining up on offense for just 25 plays, Wilson completed 19 of 21 passes for roughly 200 yards, including 65 and 45 yard touchdown tosses. In all, the three-star QB according to, threw five touchdown passes in all. He also got limited time at CB- notching one tackle in six plays on defense.

Wilson told Pack Pride he's worked hard this summer in preparation for his upcoming transition to college as well as his senior season.

"I've worked hard this summer and I think I've definitely improved," said Wilson. "I consider myself a college quarterback, and I want to prepare for NC State now. I want to go out and make the perfect throw every time, and I've concentrated on doing that in practice as well as the games. I'm already a Wolfpacker now in my mind."

Despite the early commit to NC State, Wilson has continued to receive interest from several schools.

"I'm still getting mail and text messages from schools like UNC, Louisville, Ohio State and Duke," he said. "But really, I'm just focused on the Wolfpack. Without a doubt it's the school that has the best situation for me, and I love the coaches down there."

Wilson, a solid student in the class room, considered an early enrollment at NC State but it appears that will not happen.

"I took some classes over the summer but I didn't find out until later that I would have had to take a few more in order to graduate early," he said. "It was something I considered, but I also love baseball so I want to play that next year, too."

Wilson added that he still plans to play baseball for NC State when he arrives in Raleigh.

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