A pair of former SEC, four-star signees announced today that they're transferring to Louisville. Former Georgia defensive back Shaq Wiggins and Texas A&M wide receiver JaQuay Williams have both decided to transfer to Louisville after visiting together the past two days. Both were high school teammates at Georgia's Sandy Creek High School. Both will enroll this summer and sit out the upcoming 2014 season and then be eligible to play three years beginning with the 2015 season. They join fellow Georgia transfer Josh Harvey-Clemons in sitting the upcoming season out to be ready for 2015.
Me and Jaquay Williams are official Louisville Cardinals. Thank God for the opportunities he has given us. pic.twitter.com/PjKR3u0bj4— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) May 22, 2014
Wiggins was a four-star defensive back signee and started eight games for Georgia under new Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. He reportedly transferred from Georgia after new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt required different techniques with which Wiggins was uncomfortable. JaQuay Williams was also a four-star prospect out of high school and then out of prep school. He originally signed with Auburn in 2012, then attended prep school and signed with Texas A&M in 2013.
Both will provide a significant boost at their respective positions. Wiggins and Harvey-Clemons along with signee Michael Johnson will give Louisville several talented options in the secondary. They'll need it with Clemson and Florida State on the schedule annually. Williams will join James Quick, Cornelius Sturghill, and others in what will be a young but talented receiving corps for 2015.