Sunday, January 13, 2013
Shaq Wiggins back from South Carolina
By Kipp Adams
ESPN 150 cornerback Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) was in Columbia, S.C., to take a closer look at South Carolina during his official visit. Wiggins said during practice for the Under Armour All-America game last week that the Gamecocks had the best chance at getting him to switch his commitment from the University of Georgia.
“I am still committed to Georgia, but I just need to take these last few visits and I will have a better idea of what my final decision will be,” Wiggins said.
Wiggins took his official visit to Georgia on Dec. 8. This weekend gave the South Carolina coaching staff a chance to show the No. 39 prospect in the country that he could make an impact for them in 2013.
“The visit went well,” Wiggins said. “I talked to Coach (Steve) Spurrier for a while and Coach (Lorenzo) Ward and Coach (Grady) Brown. They were really detailed about their plan for me and how they would use me. They told me that I would fit into their scheme well and that even though I have to get stronger, my quick feet and ability give me a chance to shine early and often. They showed me what I would have to do to see the field next year and to become a big-time cornerback, so I would have a good chance to see the field as a freshman.”
While that will play a big role in where Wiggins ends up, his favorite part about his time at South Carolina was getting to know the team.
“I really enjoyed spending time with some of the big-time players on the team like Melvin Ingram, Jadeveon Clowney, Vic Hampton and Alshon Jeffrey and get a feel for what South Carolina is really about,” Wiggins said.
As for which program he feels he could make a bigger impact this fall, Wiggins said he was not completely sure.
“I think I could get to play early at Georgia or South Carolina, really. Maybe I could more at South Carolina,” Wiggins said.
Up next for Wiggins will be official visits to Florida, Ole Miss and Texas A&M the next three weekends.