Reports: Graduate transfer DB Shaq Wiggins arrives at Tennessee
Just after a month after initially committing to play for the Big Orange, Louisville graduate transfer cornerback Shaq Wiggins has reportedly landed on Rocky Top. Tennessee’s first session of spring classes is set to start this week on the Knoxville campus and Wiggins is set to start taking classes with his fellow Volunteer teammates.
Wiggins’ addition is huge for the Vols on multiple levels, as Tennessee is desperate for immediate help at corner, which the graduate transfer should be able to provide following several years of starting experience for Louisville and Georgia. Tennessee also had to fight off a last-minute recruiting pitch from Wiggins’ former defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, now both employed by Mississippi State, to land the corner.
According to reports by 247Sports and Austin Price of Volquest, Tennessee fans no longer need to worry about the Bulldogs, as Wiggins has landed in Knoxville to begin his Volunteer career.
— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) May 30, 2017
Wiggins was an All-ACC honorable mention performer for Louisville in 2015 but missed time last season due to injury. He was also an Under Armour All-American in 2013 and was a four-star prospect coming out of high school in his recruiting cycle.
To get an idea of the caliber of player Tennessee fans should be expecting to roam the defensive backfield next season, check out his Louisville highlight reel: