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Kyle Wilson #1 of the Boise State Broncos celebrates with teammate Jeremy Childs #9 after making an interception against the Bowling Green Falcons at Bronco Stadium on September 13, 2008 in Boise, Idaho. Wilson will join the Jets' #1 rated defense.
Kyle Wilson is coming home.
After spurning a scholarship offer from Rutgers, the Piscataway, N.J., native traveled 2,500 miles across the country to play football at Boise State. Now, the cornerback is packing his bags and coming back to the Garden State to play for the Jets.
Gang Green selected the 4 year starter with the 29th pick in the first round, as head coach Rex Ryan continues to stockpile assets on the defensive side of the ball. Wilson, who will be mentored by All-Pro Darrelle Revis and newly acquired Antonio Cromartie, finished his college career with 11 interceptions.
At a draft party on Thursday night, Wilson told reporters, "It couldn't be any better...It's going to be a great competition. Those guys have been playing well for years, and I look forward to playing well as well."
The second-team All-America also returned 3 punts for touchdowns in his career.