Wilson: 'It Was Amazing'

Richmond (VA) Collegiate standout quarterback Russell Wilson discusses his official visit with Pack Pride.

"It was amazing," Russell Wilson told Pack Pride. "The visit was everything I thought it was going to be. The new coaching staff is incredible. It was great to finally get a chance to sit down and talk with coach O'Brien and coach Bible.

"I got a chance to talk with the other coaches and meet the players. They let me know what they are all about on the field and off the field. The current players were real cool."

Wilson was one of nine recruits hosted by NC State this past weekend. Of the nine, six were already verbal commitments, and the three uncommitted prospects all verbaled to the Wolfpack.

"They really think I'm a good player."

"All of us recruits did get a chance to hang out," said Wilson. "They were all cool guys. I think the commitments are going to stay solid. I know the running back from New York committed [Sunday] morning. There was an offensive lineman from Michigan who was looking at Michigan State, but I think he's coming too."

What did Wilson like the most about his official visit?

"It's just a great atmosphere and a great team," he said. "I can't wait to be a part of it."

Prior to leaving, Wilson met with coach O'Brien and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Dana Bible to discuss his potential role in 2007.

"They want me to come in with the attitude that I'll have a chance to play," he said. "I got the impression that the slate was going to be clean and playing time would be available to everyone.

"They saw my film, and they really think I'm a good player."

The talented signal-caller led Richmond (VA) Collegiate to a 38-16 victory over Fork Union for their fourth straight VISFA Division I championship. For the season, Wilson passed for 2,993 yards and 33 touchdowns, and he was again named all-state, all-conference, and conference Player of the Year.

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