Prior to the weekend, it was widely reported that Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Shaq Wiggins will be transferring from the university after starting eight games as a freshman, and now, there is a report circulating that Wiggins could end up with his old defensive coordinator at the University of Louisville.
Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution brings the news:
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.
“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.”
This should come as no surprise to anyone, as Josh Harvey-Clemons has already landed at Louisville after his exile from Athens, and Grantham would have a working relationship with Wiggins. As a freshman, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback notched two interceptions (including one for a touchdown) and 17 solo tackles for the Bulldogs, and his departure will certainly be felt.
Losing Wiggins is already a big blow for Mark Richt and company, but if he indeed lands at Louisville, the impact certainly won’t be softened.