KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee needs immediate help at cornerback, and Louisville graduate transfer Shaq Wiggins could be just the man to provide it.
The 22-year-old Wiggins visited the Vols this weekend, closing in on a decision of which school he wants to play for next season after deciding to transfer.
Wiggins was an Under Armor All-American at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga., before beginning his career at Georgia in 2013. He transferred out in 2014, following defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to Louisville and sitting out that season.
Grantham left Louisville this offseason for Mississippi State, and ESPN has reported that Wiggins is considering a move to Starkville along with Tennessee and South Carolina.
The Vols lost starting cornerback Malik Foreman to graduation after last season, and senior corner Emmanuel Moseley is out for the remainder of this spring with an undisclosed injury.
Senior Justin Martin and sophomore Marquill Osborne are believed to be atop the depth chart at cornerback entering Tennessee’s 10th spring practice on Tuesday.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Wiggins was plagued by injuries last season, limited to just eight games.
But in 2015 Wiggins started all 13 games for Louisville, leading the team with 11 pass breakups and earning honorable mention All-ACC honors.
Before sitting out the 2014 season as a transfer, Wiggins showed great promise as a freshman at Georgia. Wiggins started in eight of the 12 games he played in, leading the Bulldogs with two interceptions and making six tackles against Tennessee.