Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson figures to put some big numbers in Bobby Petri — wait — John L. Smith’s offense this fall. Big enough numbers to be considered a Heisman candidate heading into the season. In addition, some NFL insiders have said pro scouts would have loved for him to have come out of school a year early as part of this year’s draft class.
But while it’s football that will one day pay his bills (quite well, in all likelihood), it’s golf that Wilson credits for helping him with this gridiron game:
“I think that golf and football, it’s so funny how they correlate because you have to focus for every shot in golf. You have to focus on every single play and if you have a little bit of lack of focus you might not be where you need to be.
So, that’s what’s awesome, I think, is that I can play a sport I enjoy and it correlates to football as well as coming out here and continuing to work on the things I need to work on, which is footwork and the continual knowledge of the game.”
No word on whether or not he enters the huddle muttering things like this to himself: