Tennessee lands immediate help from graduate transfer DB Shaquille Wiggins
Great news for Volunteer fans Wednesday as graduate transfer defensive back Shaquille Wiggins has announced he will transfer to Tennessee over South Carolina and Mississippi State. Wiggins played the last two seasons for Louisville after originally starting his career at Georgia.
Because he is a graduate transfer, Wiggins will be eligible to play immediately for Tennessee. He visited the Knoxville campus over the weekend for the team’s conclusion to the spring for the Orange & White Game.
Wiggins made the announcement public via Twitter:
Wiggins was injured for much of last season but did earn honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2015 for Louisville. A former Under Armour All-American in 2013, Wiggins was a four-star prospect coming out of high school. He signed with Georgia but left the team following the departure of former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Wiggins started the majority of his true freshman season in Athens before deciding to leave the program.
After playing college football for Georgia and Louisville over the last three years, Wiggins racked up 57 tackles, four interceptions, and 18 pass deflections in his career.
With the Vols 10th-ranked passing defense losing Cam Sutton, the team is still searching for reliable cornerback play this offseason from the likes of Justin Martin, Emmanuel Moseley, Marquill Osborne, and Baylen Buchanan among others. Adding an experienced defensive back ready to play immediately could prove to be a massive help for the Vols heading into 2017.
Check out Wiggins highlight reel to get an idea of how he could help Tennessee heading into the fall.