The Louisville Cardinals football program has lost a cornerback a day before spring practices are set to start as senior Shaq Wiggins took to Twitter Monday to announce he will transfer from the program.
I would like to thank the University of Louisville for allowing me to be apart of such a great University and football program, but I— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) March 20, 2017
I have decided to part ways and transfer else where. I am very thankful and blessed for all opportunities but this decision is for me and— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) March 20, 2017
And my family,— Shaquille Wiggins (@ShaqWiggins6) March 20, 2017
Wiggins started out as a Georgia Bulldog in his college career, playing down in Athens as a freshman in 2013 under defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. After Bobby Petrino brought Grantham on to his staff, Wiggins made the decision to follow his coordinator and transfer to the Cardinals.
For the 2016 season, Shaq had played in eight games, where he had eight total tackles and broke up three passes. This was following a season in which he played in 13 games and tallied 30 tackles, broke up 11 passes, and hauled in two interceptions back in 2015. Part of the drop off in last year’s numbers were due to Wiggins battling injury throughout the season. It also didn’t help that Jaire Alexander really burst onto the scene, taking away playing time for Shaq.
Wiggins has earned his bachelor’s degree, and thus, is eligible to play immediately wherever he decides to go. One such destination that might be a landing spot is Mississippi State, where Wiggins could again follow Todd Grantham after Grantham joined the Bulldogs this past offseason.
Shaq isn’t the only transfer out of the program today, as news was released that offensive lineman Chandler Jones has decided he will leave the program as well.
Best of luck to Wiggins wherever he ultimately decides to finish out his college career.