Johnson C. Smith will have a big hole to fill whenever football comes back.
Emmanuel Wilson, the reigning CIAA Offensive Rookie of The Year, announced via Twitter that he will not be coming back to play on Beaties Ford Rd. next season.
“With a heavy heart I would like to announce that I will be transferring from Johnson C. Smith University in hopes of finding a program that will help me foster my education and allow my true potential as an individual and player that I can become,” Wilson wrote in his tweet.
The Roanoke, VA native rushed for 1,040 yards and 13 touchdowns, both good for third in the conference, as a rookie. He ran for 265 yards in his second career game against Benedict, scoring on runs of 83, 73 and 64 yards for JCSU. He also had a stellar game against Fayetteville State in which he rushed for 195 yards and three scores.
It’s a tough blow for JCSU, but head coach Kermit Blount has a knack for finding great running backs, so surely he’s got something else in the tank.