September 22, 2011
Bucks tracking junior DB from Georgia
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The Ohio State coaching staff has been pretty liberal with offers at the defensive back position in the 2013 class. The Buckeyes have dished out a handful of offers at the position to prospects from around the nation. One player the coaching staff has been tracking closely is Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek product Shaquille Wiggins. The 5-foot-7, 151-pound prospect camped at Ohio State in June and was able to speak with the coaching staff afterwards.
"I talked to coach Taver Johnson and coach (Paul) Haynes," he said. "Basically they just told me how well I did and to keep up the good work and that they looked forward to seeing me during my junior season."
The Ohio State camp wasn't the only solid performance Wiggins put up over the summer as he toured the Midwest. Wiggins also did very well at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp up in Michigan. Wiggins says his camp performances up North gave him a lot of confidence.
"It was a good experience," he said. "It was actually my first time ever being up North and I came up with a lot of confidence and I showed the schools and players from up North how the boys from the South play and compete."
In addition to Ohio State, Wiggins is hearing from many of the nation's top programs.
"Right now I'm hearing from a lot of schools, the recruiting process is picking up quickly," said Wiggins. "Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame, Oregon, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, Florida State, are all showing interest."
While Wiggins doesn't have any type of official top list of schools, there are three schools that he would like to hear more from.
"I have a couple of favorites that if they offered me would be high on my list," Wiggins explained. "Florida State, LSU, and Florida. I just like the history of their DB's and I like how they play football."
One thing that Wiggins credits for helping him grow and mature as a player is going up against JaQuay Williams every day in practice. Williams is one of the top senior receivers in the nation and is committed to Auburn.
"It definitely makes me better," he said. "Going against a top receiver, JaQuay is very physical and we compete every day in one-on-one's and I make him better and he makes me better. It makes things way easier in the games."
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