Albert Wilson says he will decide his future at Georgia State after the season

Albert Wilson, one of Georgia State’s best football players, sent tweets on Saturday that seemed to indicate he was leaving school with a year of eligibility remaining, before later tweeting that he will decide his future after the season.

Wilson is a 5-9, 190-pound wide receiver and potentially the centerpiece on offense for whomever replaces Bill Curry next season.

From his handle, @MrKeepemFroze, he sent out a series of tweets before and after Georgia State’s 53-27  loss to Old Dominion on Saturday at the Georgia Dome, a game in which he returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and also caught a 93-yard touchdown pass (from newest to oldest in batch):

  • When asked if he had one more year, he replied: “yeah, but off to bigger & better things..”
  • “Last Home Game!!! #BrokenRecords
  • “Thanks for all the home support Georgia State… #ItsBeenReal
  • “Last home game!”
  • “I enjoyed every second playing with these boys. #GSUFootball

Later asked twice on twitter if he is leaving after the season ends next week at Maine, Wilson initially declined to answer yes or no. Instead, he tweeted:
#Milestone #blessed #ItsBeenReal http://instagr.am/p/RloFHMIH53/

He then tweeted: “Btw I never told anybody I was leaving… Goodnight folks”

He followed with this (before blocking me from following): “my career could continue here I gsu ill make a decision after the season..”

Wilson, a native of Port St. Lucie, Fla., entered Saturday’s game with 95 receptions for 1,789 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had 57 kick returns for 1,358 yards.

He added six receptions, giving him 101 in his career, against the Monarchs for 149 yards and the touchdown in the fourth quarter. He returned three kicks for 156 yards, including the touchdown in the fourth quarter.

– Doug Roberson, AJC and AJC.com. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu


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Go Panthers!!

November 3rd, 2012
9:22 pm

I guess he’s eligible to transfer to an FCS program next year and play immediately?

gsualum

November 3rd, 2012
9:51 pm

He won’t last a year in the nfl (if he goes). Hes gettin to big headed.. somebody needs to bring him back to reality real quick

Stewie Griffin

November 3rd, 2012
9:53 pm

Is he being recruited or something?

Doug Roberson

November 3rd, 2012
10:12 pm

Transfer to a FCS program? That’s an interesting question. I assume he could.

Doug Roberson

November 3rd, 2012
10:14 pm

gsualum: I would bet Wilson is fast enough to play in the NFL. I have no idea if he’s strong enough. It takes a fairly special player to have a career in the NFL as just a returner.

GSU Alumni

November 3rd, 2012
10:16 pm

Does he go to Georgia Southern?

Orlando Panther

November 3rd, 2012
10:17 pm

NFL or FCS team, maybe he is going to Georgia Southern for his last year?

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Doug Roberson

November 3rd, 2012
10:30 pm

He may not go anywhere. I have no idea what he’s thinking, other than what he tweeted. I would guess a lot depends upon the next coach. I would think either way the next coach would like to have someone as fast and dangerous as Wilson is. Plus, as far as I know, he has been a good student and citizen.

StateOfSuck

November 3rd, 2012
10:34 pm

Nothing but love for KeepEmFroze but dude needs to wake up. Yes he is definately our best player but he should finish what he started and get his degree. Transfering at this point makes no sense and if he thinks he can compete at the next level he may end up disappointed and without a college degree. Just saying… Now with that in mind IF he were to have gone to a program that taught their O-Line to BLOCK, he would have been a monster.

whoops

November 4th, 2012
12:14 am

This damn Twitter…

Truth

November 4th, 2012
7:37 am

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who stays or goes next year. GSU will be fine so long a we bring in coaches with a clue and players who are committed to the program. Purge all the malcontents NOW!

Paddy

November 4th, 2012
8:15 am

Nice touch naming the facility after CBC. Hated that Ga So outdrew the Panthers by 10,000+ fans on Curry’s last game. I am sure those that were there gave him a good and deserving send off. He is really a good man.

couldn't have "ben moore" wrong

November 4th, 2012
10:09 am

guys, guys, guys…. just settle down for a minute. Ben will be on here with atleast 20 iron clad sources telling us whether he will go or stay…. just take it easy until he gets here.

Falcondawg

November 4th, 2012
10:27 am

He’s probably just frustrated with the season they’re having. When you’ve been on winning teams all your life and then go through a building season like this, anyone would be frustrated. I don’t believe he could possibly be thinking NFL! Just don’t think he could make it there.

Trolling Motor

November 4th, 2012
10:46 am

Who is this kook that is obsessed with Ben Moore, you have a serious case of man-love going on.

Go Panthers!!

November 4th, 2012
11:39 am

Well, to be fair, Ben is a bit of a douche.

Speaking only for myself, I find it all actually pretty funny.

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urinal and constipation reader

November 5th, 2012
9:48 am

I doubt he would go to Ga Southern if he does leave. Their offensive scheme is way too different for him to learn well enough to play enough to make a transfer worth it.

Busted and Disgusted

November 5th, 2012
10:56 am

Albert needs to stay and finish up his career here at State. Other than Russell, he’s the most consistant player we have on offense and next year he gets help with Giles coming back. A real decision will be made at QB and not this revolving door of QB’s. Imagine what this season could have been if Bond would have sucked it up and actually coached. He just didn’t want Kelton or Ronnie to start, so he destroyed the season with Baby Jesus. smh. The guy is slow, with a slow delivery and straight scared and fragile. Wilson made him look good by running past defenders alls season. Critics, learn one thing about football on the NFL level. You will get stronger, he has the speed. He will have to learn a more complex playbook and face fast guys like himself. If he can run great routes, he will succeed. I won’t even mention the number of small receivers in the league right now with speed. Do your homework.

STATEment

November 5th, 2012
10:59 am

The guy returns one kick for a touchdown and he is all high on himself. ONE KICK. How about the 4 or 5 straight up dropped passes he had during this same game? Several of which would have kept drives alive and kept us in the game. What are you going to do in the NFL when you are a 5′9 receiver that drops passes and has only returned 1 kick for a TD in college? Yes he is fast as heck, but other than that I don’t see much translating…especially not to where he should leave early. Stupid.

Chicken Bone

November 5th, 2012
11:46 am

I believe he returned a kickoff against the Crimson Tide in 2010 as well. Anyway, I hope Albert waits to see who the next head coach will be and what style offense will be installed before he makes a life changing decision. It could be his best option to get to the NFL. One more year of college would benefit him greatly and he really needs to finish his degree. Trust me there are many ex-college athletes that wished they had finished. Hopefully the next coach will build the offensive strategy around the existing strengths and utilize AW2 and DW17 in 2013. I have to believe he will!

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Shaunett Cooper

November 5th, 2012
2:17 pm

Calm down everyone, Albert has a great head on him and will make the best decision for his future. He knows that education in our family is his #1 priority. He also knows that he can do All things through Christ that strengthens him. What ever he decides to do he will succeed in it because “FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION” EDUCATION IS THE ECONOMY EQUALIZER”. Albert your family will always support you and guide you in the right direction.

Love Shaunett

Sherri Brown

November 5th, 2012
2:23 pm

TO ALL THE HATERS,
Whatever decision my boy makes it is up to him. Albert, remember that we love and care for you. We will back you 100%. Just stay focus on school and keep the Lord first in your life, he will not lead you wrong. Growing up in a house and in a family with lots of school teachers, Albert knows that getting his degree is the most important thing. We are proud of you.

Love always Sherri
Pt St Lucie, Fl

old timer

November 5th, 2012
2:46 pm

IMHO. the next GSU coach would be better off without players who are not committed to the program.

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Busted and Disgusted

November 6th, 2012
4:02 pm

Albert is one of the most committed players on the team. What other receiver could go thru 3 QB’s, a OC with no clue how to use your talents and some injuries. Albert has played and produced. 5′9′ wow, drop passes, even bigger wow. I bet some of these comments are coming from couch potatoes., never played a down of football. Every receiver drops passes and kick off returns need proper blocking and lanes. Idiot! He will be fine whatever he does, and it’s his life/career. So all you ones with negative comments about his size and productivity, go…… I’ll keep it PG. As soon as he is tearing things up in whatever league, you all will be on his jock strap. Love, Peace and Blessing brotha Al. Do you. Wish you would stay and set some more records.

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