Posted at 2 p.m. Thursday
Shaq Wiggins says he’s “100-percent committed” to UGA after taking an official visit with the Bulldogs last weekend. But he’s still going to take other recruiting trips.
The 5-foot-9, 160-pound cornerback will lead Sandy Creek High School against Ridgeland for the Class AAAA state championship at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
Wiggins has been committed to UGA for nearly a year and is still being heavily pursued by other colleges. Next month, Wiggins is scheduled to take official visits to South Carolina, Florida, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. The Gamecocks are considered UGA’s biggest competitor.
“Yes, I’m still committed to Georgia but I’m looking at other opportunities,” Wiggins told the AJC. “This is a real hard decision for me. It has become real hard for me right now. I really don’t know who to believe. I’m just going through the process slowly.”
During last weekend’s visit to UGA, Wiggins met with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Wiggins said he was told three other commits will likely play corner – Brendan Langley, JJ Green and Reggie Wilkerson.
“I have no problem with that; there’s going to be competition wherever I go,” Wiggins said. “I think I will have a fair shot at getting a position at Georgia.”
What did UGA say about the other visits? “They want what is best for me … but they also made it clear that they want me at Georgia,” Wiggins said.
Despite his size, Wiggins is considered one of the state’s best corners. “I just think his natural cover ability and his ball skills are great,” Sandy Creek coach Chip Walker said. “He does all those things so good, it makes up for anything in terms as not being as big as other corners. He’s a football player; that’s what matters.”
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