Coach speak: Korrin Wiggins

Hillside High School coach Antonio King believes three-star safety Korrin Wiggins has the goods to be a quality addition for Clemson.

And it's more than just on-field talent that stands out to King, who's sent several players on to both the college and professional ranks.

"In Korrin Wiggins, first of all, they're getting a very great kid," King said. "He comes from a great household, great parents [and] great grandparents. [His] older brother [Reese Wiggins] is very inspirational, he plays receiver at ECU.

"On the field, they're getting one of the most quality kids that I've coached."

King has coached several prominent players from Hillside, including Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little and Georgia Tech quarterback Vad Lee.

A participant in The Opening last summer, Wiggins also played in the Shrine Bowl. As a senior, he had 90 tackles and seven interceptions.

"He's equivalent to a gym rat. He stays on film, knows what he's supposed to do," King said. "He hates losing and being wrong, so he works real hard to make sure those things don't happen."

When Wiggins arrives to Clemson later this summer, he'll enter the competition for the free safety spot vacated by Rashard Hall.

"For a safety, [Wiggins] is great with angles. He knows exactly how to close out, close down. His angles that he takes on, for a young guy, a high school player, it's just outstanding right now," King said. "He's a very vocal guy. He's a natural talker, so he's a natural leader on the field, getting people lined up [and] calling out what he sees. His I.Q. for football is real high."

King is of the belief that Wiggins will play early.

"He would have it no other way. He's going to put his best foot forward and let the coaches make the decision," King said. "He'll make it real hard for them to even think about a redshirt this year."

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