Signee analysis: 4-star CB Nathaniel Wiggins


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Height: 6-2   Weight: 170   Hometown: Atlanta, GA (Westlake HS)   Class: 2021
ESPN:
#222 Overall, #15 DB, #26 GA
Rivals:
#151 Overall, #12 DB, #14 GA
24/7:
# 76 Overall, # 6 CB, # 9 GA
Signee analysis: 4-star CB Nathaniel Wiggins

Clemson signed one of the nation’s best cornerbacks in Atlanta, Georgia defender Nathaniel Wiggins.

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Nate Wiggins - 4-star CB - Atlanta, Ga.

Committed since: 12/12/20.

Listed size: 6-2 170.

Early enrollee

Brings to Clemson: Wiggins is a big, ball-hawking cornerback whose game video is just him making play after play after play on offense, defense and special teams. Clemson needed to bring in an elite cornerback in this class after some misses and it was quite the coup to flip him from LSU less than a week to the start of the early signing period.

Depth chart fit: Wiggins is expected to enroll early and have a chance to compete early. There aren’t any seniors in Clemson’s cornerback room, but Derion Kendrick has had early-round NFL draft projections during the draft site evaluation process, which could clear some room.

Mike Reed on Wiggins: "When you look at this young man, you see a highly-versatile athlete...Very explosive with the ball in his hands...Exceptional body control. Fast. Will provide much-needed help on our special teams return units."

Clemson bio

Overview: Ranked as a four-star recruit by all major services … ranked as the No. 75 overall player in the nation by 247Sports, which also had him as the sixth-best cornerback in the nation and the ninth-best overall player in Georgia … ranked No. 149 overall by Rivals.com, the 12th-best cornerback in the nation and 13th-best player in talent-rich Georgia … ESPN.com ranked him No. 225 overall, as well as the 15th-best cornerback and 25th-best player in Georgia … In the first nine games he played at Westlake High School in Atlanta in 2020 he was very productive on offense despite limited appearances on that side of the ball…had a 71-yard rush for a touchdown, had one kickoff return for 75 yards and had 11 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns…averaging 29.4 yards per reception…played at Grady High School in 2018 and 2019…also played basketball at Grady…had 18 receptions for 262 yards and two scores in 2018… selected for All-American Bowl … had two career interception returns for touchdowns, including one of 100 yards … plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2021 … committed to Clemson on Dec. 12, 2020 after originally committing to LSU prior to the 2020 season … recruited by Mike Reed … played for Bobby May at Westlake High School, the same high school that produced former Clemson cornerback and 2020 first-round pick A.J. Terrell and fellow 2021 signee Dacari Collins … born Aug. 28, 2003.

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