Va. Athlete Waits for UNC Offer

Although it's unlikely North Carolina has room on their commitment list for another quarterback, Russell Wilson's athletic ability might make it difficult to pass him up. Wilson was among the standouts at UNC's June three-day camp.

"It was a great experience," said Wilson. "I got to work with the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. I got to throw to some great wide receivers. I really liked the coaches, I really liked the facilities, I really liked the campus, and I really liked the people there. It was a great experience for me."

Wilson, 5-foot-11 180-pound athlete that stars at quarterback for Richmond (Va.) Collegiate, didn't leave Chapel Hill with a scholarship offer, but hasn't lost hope that one might be on the way in the future.

"I haven't received a scholarship offer from them yet, but there's a possibility that I will," said Wilson. "They talked about a scholarship offer a little bit. They didn't say when they would offer, but they definitely talked about it.

"The coaches really liked me a lot. They said I could really help the team a lot."

Wilson does hold offers from N.C. State, Duke, Ohio University, and Army. The Wolfpack and Blue Devils have offered for both football and baseball.

If he is extended a UNC scholarship offer, Wilson won't be offered as a quarterback considering the verbal commitment of Scout.com four-star prospect Mike Paulus.

"At the camp they only played me at quarterback," said Wilson. "They aren't [recruiting me] specifically at quarterback. They said they are recruiting me as an athlete, but they think I'm a great quarterback, too."

In addition to UNC, Wilson has camped at Duke, N.C. State, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest this summer. Wilson is done with camps, but is considering unofficial visits to any of the aforementioned schools including a return visit to Chapel Hill.

Wilson isn't sure when he will make a verbal commitment therefore it isn't surprising that he currently lacks any favorites.

"I don't have any specific favorites," said Wilson. "I want to go to a place where they are going to let me play early. I want to compete for a conference championship.

As the starting quarterback for Collegiate High School, Wilson holds a 21-1 records with two state championships. As a junior, Wilson completed 205-of-361 passes (56.8%) for 3,287 yards, 40 touchdowns, and only 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 634 yards and 15 touchdowns on 132 carries (4.8-yard average). From his cornerback position, Wilson picked off four passes and recorded 15 deflections.

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