It's official: Quarterback Russell Wilson will play football for Wisconsin this fall.
Here's the statement released by Badgers coach Bret Bielema:
"Russell will come in and compete for the starting quarterback position. This is an unusual situation, especially for a program that prides itself on developing players throughout their careers, as we do here at Wisconsin. However, this is a special situation and Russell is the type of player and person that fits very well with our team."
Still beating the developmental-program drum? It makes sense as Wisconsin always will pride itself on making lightly recruited players into stars. Bielema often talks about Wisconsin being an "unsexy program."
But the recent success on the field and in recruiting, combined with Wilson's arrival, certainly adds some prestige for the Badgers.