NC State quarterback Russell Wilson has developed a reputation for succeeding at just about everything. Those who know him well talk about his desire to be the best he can at everything he does.
This is why I'm not convinced we've seen the last of him on the football field.
Sure, coach Tom O'Brien has said that those within the program are moving on as if Wilson will continue to play baseball with the Colorado Rockies, and he doesn't expect Wilson to return for his senior season. It's Mike Glennon's turn. But O'Brien is also leaving the door open -- just in case.
"The door is always open," O'Brien said at his signing day news conference. "You always have to have options in life and he has that as an option."
It becomes an even more attractive option knowing a quick ascension to the big leagues is unlikely, and one more season at NC State would be another audition for the NFL.
"Since I was little I've dreamed of playing in the NFL and every single day I try to give myself the best chance I can to have that opportunity," he told the Charleston Daily Mail.
He has one more chance to do that at NC State. He's the one who's got to close the door on it. He's never quit after three quarters before.
Why start now?