Miami DB Has Several Offers

Athlete Doug Wiggins has "a bunch of offers."

Miami, Fla.--Doug Wiggins has been playing football for as long as he can remember. He's never wanted to anything else.

"I'm straight football," Wiggins says. "I was throwing the ball around when I could barely walk. It's always been my dream to play in the NFL and I'm gonna do whatever it takes to get there."

The North Miami Beach HS standout junior is off to a pretty good start. He put his name on the national recruiting map with an excellent junior season in Dade County. While leading his team to the district championship, Wiggins threw for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns, ran for 346 yards, and had 86 tackles and seven interceptions while playing on defense.

"People ask me every day what position I'm gonna play when I go to college," Wiggins says. "I say whatever gets me on the field faster. I just wanna play. My knowledge of the game and my work ethic is what makes me different, I think. A lot of kids have the athletic ability but how many of them are putting in the time to watch film and stuff like that."

Wiggins, 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, has been playing at a high level for the past three seasons. He'll be a four-year starter in the fall. College coaches have had plenty of time to watch him and that's why he's one of the most heavily recruited players in the entire state right now.

"I've gotten a bunch of offers so far," he says. "Virginia Tech's sent one, Auburn, UM, Florida, Western Michigan, Georgia, Pittsburgh, there's been a few. My top five right now would be Virginia Tech, Auburn, Florida, UM, and Western Michigan. They're all even across the board."

When it's time to sit down and map out a final decision much later in the process, Wiggins talked about what will be important to him.

"I'm looking for a good education first," he says. "You never know when football will be over. And second, I really wanna feel at home. That's important because that will allow me to wanna work hard and enjoy it as much as I do now."

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