Russell Wilson to Auburn?

How about this for a shocker of the day? 

There are rumblings on ESPN and Auburn recruiting sites that Russell Wilson is visiting Auburn today.  Wilson, who has signed a minor league baseball contract with the Colorado Rockies, has one season of eligibility remaining in football.

The recruitment of Wilson does make sense.  Auburn cannot be happy with the prospects of Barrett Trotter starting at QB in the fall.  The Tigers do have highly regarded prep signee Kiehl Frazer coming in, but it’s rare that a true freshman at QB can make much of a positive impact without making too many mistakes. 

This leads us to the Wilson visit.  Wilson would be an outstanding player for Auburn.  He won’t be Cam Newton, but he is arguably better as a passer and a very capable runner.

The only question remains is how much is Auburn paying Wilson?    Cam received somewhere in the 200 -250K range.  Inflation has set in from last year so I would expect a $275K signing bonus could be in the works here.  However, since the NCAA is closely monitoring Auburn, my money is on a nice $5 million insurance policy purchased by Jimmy Rayne and “Yella Wood” in case poor ole Russell ends his baseball career due to a football injury.


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