Georgia State wide receiver Albert Wilson reiterated that he will wait until after the season to decide if he will return for his senior year, but he also said that he hasn’t considered leaving early.
Wilson caused a stir before and after last week’s loss to Old Dominion when he sent out a series of tweets that he agrees could have been interpreted to mean that he was going to leave after the season.
He later tweeted that he hadn’t told anyone that he was leaving and would decide after the year.
He clarified a few of the tweets in an interview after today’s practice.
Regarding this tweet: “I enjoyed every second playing with these boys. #GSUFootball,” Wilson said he was referring to the “special relationship” he’s had with the12 seniors who were playing their last home game. Wilson said he is particularly close to running back Rosevelt Watson, whom he considers a “big brother.”
Regarding this tweet: “Thanks for all the home support Georgia State… #ItsBeenReal,” Wilson said he was complimenting the fans who have followed the team all year.
Wilson, 5-9, 190 pounds, leads the Colonial Athletic Association in all-purpose yards (164.5 per game) this season. He’s also the Panthers’ top receiver (87.2 yards per game). He returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and caught a 93-yard touchdown pass. Both were the longest in Georgia State’s history.
Wilson said he doesn’t know what will factor into his decision. He is on pace to graduate in 1 ½ years with a degree in Sociology.
“I never planned on leaving early, just waiting until after the season to see how everything works out,” he said.
If Wilson stays, he will presumably be a focal point for the next year’s offense, which will be led by a new head coach. Bill Curry is retiring from coaching after Saturday’s regular-season finale at Maine.
– Doug Roberson, AJC and AJC.com. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu