Parents: Ozella and Lee Wiggins
High School: Knightdale
Height/weight: 5-foot-9, 230 pounds
Also Considered: Methodist University
Why St. Andrews? Corey said he liked “the whole vision that (the coach) had.” St. Andrews is in the process of establishing its first football program, with Wiggins and others making up the inaugural class that will have orientation and practice this fall like any other team, but not compete until the following year. “It’s an honor to be part of a groundbreaking as one of the first recruits for their new football program,” he said. An added plus: St. Andrews’ mascot is also the Knights.
Notable: Registering 71 tackles as a defensive end and tackle for Knightdale, Wiggins was an All-Greater Neuse River 4A Conference selection his senior year. He made the all-academic list his junior and senior years. He also saw time at guard on the offensive side. Wiggins played two years on junior varsity and two on the varsity squad, and was a co-captain his senior year. He is currently undecided on a major in college, but he said if he had to choose today he would go with sports medicine.
Knightdale coach Cedric Dargan: “He was definitely the leader to the group – one of the more fundamentally sound players I’ve coached,” Dargan said. “That allowed him to play multiple positions at any time. Not always the biggest guy, but gave great effort on every play. I think he’ll do excellent (at the college level). He already has the basic fundamentals of what they are looking for at linebacker or at fullback, so the adjustment should be very easy for him.”