Report: Shaq Wiggins Arrives on Tennessee’s Campus

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    According to a report from 247Sports, graduate transfer cornerback Shaq Wiggins has officially ended his recruitment and has arrived on campus at the University of Tennessee.

    Wiggins, who is transferring from Louisville, announced back in April he planned to transfer and play for the Vols. But Wiggins reportedly took an official visit to Mississippi State a week ago, and that raised concerns about his transfer to Tennessee.

    But Wiggins ultimately stuck with his commitment to the Vols, and now he’s ready to join the team for the first session of summer courses.

    Wiggins was an honorable mention All-ACC selection in 2015 with Louisville and began his career with the Georgia Bulldogs in 2013 before transferring to Louisville after the departure of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. Wiggins’s 2016 season was injury-plagued, and he only played in six games for the Cardinals. But his 2015 season saw him play in all 13 games and intercept two passes while breaking up 11 more. He also had two picks and four passes defended as a freshman with Georgia.

    The Vols need Wiggins to come in and contribute immediately in 2017. Tennessee is replacing third-round draft pick cornerback Cam Sutton and Malik Foreman and don’t have much proven depth behind seniors Justin Martin and Emmanuel Moseley. The Vols allowed 230.7 passing yards per game last season, intercepting 11 passes while allowing teams to throw 18 touchdowns against them.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.