Albert Wilson reitirates he will wait until after Georgia State’s season to decide his next step

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.

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

12 comments Add your comment


November 6th, 2012
11:52 am

Glad to hear this. Wilson could potentially have a huge year next year and rises to the occasion against big competition. We’ve seen it against TN and Bama.

Also, he’s learned to back-track with the best of them…

Chicken Bone

November 6th, 2012
12:40 pm

Albert’s may run the wildcat for GSU next year! Heck can he throw? If so, put him at QB! I would be willing to bet the New Coach will design strategic opportunities in the new offense around MR. WILSON #20. He better if he wants to have a chance at winning!!! Albert is by far the most talented player on our squad in 2013. AWESOME ALBERT I say!

Why on Earth would this young man consider leaving?

November 6th, 2012
12:49 pm

<—————————————— /sarcasism

The two GaSt fans.

November 6th, 2012
12:50 pm

Yeah, you are certainly right. Wilson’s tweets certainly DID cause quite the “stir.”

Orlando Panther

November 6th, 2012
1:19 pm

What in the world is sarcasism? Is it related to an exorcism?


November 6th, 2012
2:07 pm

“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.”

What does that even mean? He will wait to the end of the season to decide, but he hasn’t even considered leaving early? He hadn’t thought about it at all until this stir, but now that he thinks about it maybe he will and will wait to the end of the season to decide?!?

I don’t get it. That being said, he would be an idiot to leave. Get a new coach and an OC/QB that can run an offense and his numbers this year will be a fraction of what he will put up next year.

Doug Roberson

November 6th, 2012
2:14 pm

I think it means that he hasn’t considered leaving early, but will sit down after the season and decide if that’s what he wants to do.

GT Alum

November 6th, 2012
5:15 pm

I’m guessing it means that’s a decision any clearly NFL caliber player has to make, and it has to be floating around in his mind somewhere, but he’s not going to focus on it and start really weighing the pros and cons of each choice and try to get draft projections and information like that until after the season.


November 7th, 2012
10:26 am

GT Alum………Is Wilson a legit NFL prospect? I just don’t know if it is he or the NFL that has those thoughts. Maybe it is to soon to ans that question.

Tired of the AJC not teling the kids stories

November 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Paddy…. too soon to tell? i can see if this was a kid who was a freshmen or this was his first yr putting up numbers like he has done, but youre talking about a guy who is 5′9 200lbs( which is stocky enough to take those NFL hits) with a low 4.3 ( this past spring 40 time along with D.Matt #5) maybe a 4.2 when he trains healthy, a 41in vert, returned a kickoff against ALABAMA for a touchdown as a freshmen, shredded the CAA ( the “SEC” of FCS football) not one game but TWO yrs in a row.. On top of that he does what you never take into consideration because youre just a spectator, which is block for “the donald” 20yds down field. What more must i answer for you? oh and by the way, everytime the scouts come for “The donald”, albert is right there, so that at least answers your “idk if the NFL has those thoughts” question

Doug Roberson

November 7th, 2012
1:04 pm

I posted this last week….but then removed it after Wilson clarified his tweets.

Wilson is fast, and he is tough.

But last year just one wide receiver who was shorter and weighed less than Wilson was selected in the NFL draft. Now, I don’t know how many players that size were draft-eligible, but it seems that the odds are stacked slightly against him, just because of size.

Chicken Bone

November 7th, 2012
1:56 pm

I’ve watched nearly every game Albert has played in for GSU. Albert has blistering speed that not many people can even relate to. I have seen him turn on the after burner on many DBs and there’s not a chance in Hades thay can keep up. Just wish we had a QB that could throw to his speed. Little probably could have. But, oh well, we all know what happen there. Unfortunate for AW2 JG8 and DW17. Maybe a QB will step up next year? Hope so……….