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Wilson's transfer to Wisconsin is official

Russell Wilson has officially transferred to the University of Wisconsin, the school announced Monday.

"Russell will come in and compete for the starting quarterback position," head coach Bret Bielema said in a statement. "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."

The Asheville Tourists, the Colorado Rockies Class-A affiliate, announced today that Wilson has left the team, meaning he is ready to play football and won't have any delay getting to fall camp.

Needless to say, this is a huge get for Wisconsin. Boasting a talented running game and an improved defense, the only glaring hole in Wisconsin's quest to return to the Rose Bowl was the lack of a reliable quarterback. Not only is Wilson reliable, but he is arguably one of the most talented quarterbacks to ever potentially take a snap for the Badgers.

Wilson was a three-year starter at North Carolina State where completed 682 of 1,180 passes for 8,545 yards and 76 touchdowns, while only throwing 26 interceptions. He can also run, as he rushed 362 times for 1,089 yards (3.0 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns.

Wilson is set to talk about his decision on ESPN College Football Live at 2:30 CT this afternoon.