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UGA commit Shaq Wiggins visits UF

9/3/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN 150 cornerback and Georgia verbal commit Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) visited Gainesville on Saturday to watch Florida take on Bowling Green. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Under Armour All-American said he enjoyed his visit to Florida.

"The trip went well," Wiggins said. "If anything, my favorite part was the crowd."

For Wiggins, he says he didn't pay too much attention to the game itself, but focused more on the cornerback play, specifically on Florida sophomore Marcus Roberson.

"I really paid attention to the cornerbacks," Wiggins said. "I did not really watch the game, I just focused on Marcus the whole time. The cornerbacks looked pretty good. They had good feet."

Wiggins had a chance to speak with Florida head coach Will Muschamp and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson while on his visit.

"They said I should see why they need cornerbacks like me," Wiggins said.

Florida escaped with a 27-14 victory over a team that went just 5-7 in the Mid-American conference last season. Wiggins, though, sees potential in the Gators.

"They have had a couple coaching changes and it is still the first game, but I think they will be pretty good later on in the season once they touch some things up on offense," he said.

Wiggins, who says he will take his official visit to Florida for the LSU game, says that the Georgia coaching staff and Florida coaching staff are very similar.

"The Florida and Georgia coaches are kind of the same," Wiggins said. "The individual coaches on each staff have different personalities. I love the Georgia coaching staff. Coach [Todd] Grantham, coach [Scott] Lakatos and coach [Kirk] Olivadotti. I love those guys and I like being around them and seeing how they coach. The Florida coaching staff, coach [Dan] Quinn, coach T-Rob, they are just there to coach you up and they seem to really love coaching."

As for where Wiggins stands after his visit to Florida. The No. 36-ranked player in the country says he is still a Bulldog.

"For right now," he said, "I am staying committed to Georgia."

Southeast reporter Kipp Adams contributed to this report.