Clemson missed the first time around when recruiting CB Nathaniel Wiggins (6-2 180) of Atlanta who committed to LSU in August. The Tigers moved on to some other targets who they missed on, and suffered a decommitment from corner Jordan Hancock. So, as things turned out, Clemson and Wiggins needed each other.
With LSU’s season in a tailspin and other issues surfacing inside the program, Wiggins started down the road to a decommitment and a flip. That road led him back to Clemson and Saturday night his move to the Clemson class of 2021 became official. He plans to sign Wednesday.
Clemson cornerbacks coach Mike Reed handled the bulk of the recruiting of Wiggins who said earlier in the year he liked what he had seen from the Clemson program.
“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 also said then that one thing that stood out to him about Clemson he didn’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.”
Wiggins is now the only cornerback in a class of 18 for the Tigers. He’s the #7 corner nationally in the 247Sports Composite.