News broke last week that UGA Sophomore CB Shaq Wiggins would transfer. Today UGASPORTSBLOG.ajc.com released a story that says the likely landing spot for Wiggins may just be the University of Louisville:
1. It appears quite likely that Shaq Wiggins will end up at Louisville.
That’s according to his father. Al Wiggins told me Monday night that the Cardinals are the leader among about 20 schools that have shown interest in having the 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback transfer in from Georgia. The Bulldogs announced they were effectively releasing Wiggins by mutual agreement this past Friday.
Louisville is, of course, coached by former Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. And Louisville, of course, has already claimed another UGA defensive back. Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons transferred there after the coach Mark Richt dismissed him in February for multiple rules violations.
“You have to consider them,” Al Wiggins, speaking by phone from their home in Tyrone, said of the Cardinals. “Coach Grantham is there and that’s where Josh Harvey-Clemons is at. You know, they played on the same side (of the secondary). So that’s definitely something Shaquille and I feel comfortable with. But we haven’t really made a firm decision yet. We’ve still got to put everything on the table.”
Mr. Wiggins declined to mention the other schools they are considering, though he did offer that he wanted his son to go to South Carolina out of high school. But he was out-voted by Shaq and his mother, who both preferred Georgia.
“I think he knows where he wants to go,” Al Wiggins said. “It just has to happen.”
Wiggins was a 4* player out of HS and led the UGA defense in interceptions (2) last season. Wiggins would be a monster addition to the Louisville defense when eligible.