"College Station is just too far." Ishmael Wilson is transferring from Texas A&M to Baylor University to be closer to his mother who is dealing with kidney failure. The 6'4", 300 lb. Freshman was a highly touted recruit out of Lancaster, Texas. A composite 4-star, the 13th ranked OT in the country spent his first year as a redshirt for the Aggies, meaning he will have 4 years of eligibility left to develop at Baylor. As reported by The Waco Tribune, Wilson plans to apply for to the NCAA for a hardship waiver making him eligible to play the 2014 football season. Current NCAA rules require transfers to sit out one year.
We are sad to lose a fellow Aggie, but fully support the decision to do what is best for his family. Baylor is a program with similarities to Texas A&M; an exciting brand of football, a new stadium, and an upward trajectory. To keep those passes flying downfield, the QB needs good protection and Ishmael will be a great addition to their offensive line.
Good Bull Hunting wishes Ishmael Wilson and his family the best of luck. Please take care of him, Our Daily Bears.