#STRecruiting: #Clemson is in the top 8 with one of nation’s top corners

Nathaniel Wiggins

Four-star CB Nathaniel Wiggins (6-2 170) of Atlanta announced his top eight school this week and Clemson made that cut. The Tigers are joined by Southern Cal, Florida, Texas, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and Oregon. Some of his other offers were USC, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, Ole Miss and UCF.

“Most of the coaches in the top eight, I really like them,” Wiggins said.  “I could say myself playing at all of those eight schools.  I just have to keep thinking, looking so I can find the best spot for me.”

Wiggins said he wants to make all five of his official visits before making a decision. He’s not sure yet where he will visit. His last visit to Clemson was in his 10th grade year. Tigers’ corners coach Mike Reed is working him for a return visit and a potential spot in his secondary.

“I like the coaching staff and they put a lot of players in the league,” Wiggins said.  “Coach Reed tells me how good of an athlete I am.  He said I would be a boundary corner and would play special teams.”

Wiggins added that one thing that stands out to him about Clemson he doesn’t really see anywhere else is the closeness between the players and the coaches.

“It’s great,” Wiggins said.  “It’s nothing like it.  They have a family dinner and all of them go to the head coach’s house and have a family dinner.  That’s like great chemistry.  A lot of schools don’t do that.”

One school stands out the most to Wiggins right now, however. And it’s not Clemson.

“Southern Cal,” Wiggins said. “I’ve always wanted to play on the West Coast, like in Cali.

In the 247Sports Composite, Wiggins is ranked the #11 athlete in the country and the #19 prospect in Georgia. He also can play safety and corner.

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