Vols are Finalists for 4-Star Georgia Athlete

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    Tennessee has been on a recruiting tear lately, and the Vols continue to ride that momentum into the early parts of summer. The Vols have picked up over half a dozen commitments in the last 10 days, and they’ve made the cut for several elite prospects who have trimmed down their lists. Another such athlete included Tennessee is his final group this week.

    Nathaniel Wiggins, a four-star athlete in Atlanta, Georgia, tweeted out a video featuring his final eight schools in his recruitment, and the Vols were included along with several other SEC schools. Tennessee made the cut along with Alabama, LSU, Florida, Clemson, Texas, Oregon, and USC.

    According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Wiggins is the No. 195 overall prospect, No. 11 athlete, and No. 19 recruit in the state of Georgia. The only athlete in the 2021 class ranked higher than him in the state of Georgia is four-star Georgia commit David Daniel.

    The 6-foot-2, 170-pound athlete transferred from Grady to Westlake High School and saw a huge jump in his recruiting rankings back in February after he had a stellar junior campaign.

    Tennessee extended an offer to Wiggins on January 15th of this year. He holds well over two dozen scholarship offers and has an offer from at least one team in every Power Five conference.

    Wiggins is a versatile and dynamic athlete who has really good size and brings a lot of speed to the field. He’s capable of playing either wide receiver or defensive back, and he excels at both. He shows great instincts on defense and has electrifying play-making ability on offense.

    As a junior, Wiggins was named a First Team All-State wide receiver at Grady High School.

    The Vols currently have 18 prospects committed to them, and UT’s class is the consensus No. 2 class in the 2021 cycle on both 247Sports and Rivals.



    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.