Game day debut in The Valley

CLEMSON - Korrin Wiggins hadn't been to a real, live football game in Death Valley until Saturday night.

That's right. Korrin Wiggins' first game as a Clemson Tiger was the first time he saw an actual game in Memorial Stadium, not counting the spring game he watched and the scrimmages he played in during the preseason.

"For me to be apart of it," Wiggins said, "I just feel honored."

A three-star safety prospect out of Hillside High School in Durham, N.C., Wiggins was committed to North Carolina through the lion's share of his recruiting process. But, on national signing day, he flipped to Clemson.

Several factors brought him to Tigertown. Chief among them was Dabo Swinney.

"Coach Swinney, the coaching staff, I like the vision coach Swinney has here. He's a players' coach," Wiggins said. "I just like the way the program is going. I like how we played."

In his debut, Wiggins played well. He had one tackle in 19 snaps at the nickel/SAM position during the 38-35 win over Georgia.

"There's always room for improvement, as there is with any aspect. I got a couple of snaps…I made a tackle," he said. "Every time you come out of a game, you always look for improvement. You never can become complacent. That's what coach Swinney and this coaching staff is all about.

"When I have a game like that, I just try to go in and watch film [to] find any little thing just to get better."

Wiggins was one of two freshmen defenders to log snaps against Georgia.

While his appearance on the field may have been a surprise to some fans, Wiggins arrived to Clemson with the mindset that he was going to make it hard on the coaches to keep him off the field.

"I came in just falling in line, working," Wiggins said. "I was going to try and out-work anyone, just make sure that I know what I'm doing, come in under the older guys and let them kind of take me under their wing, learn from them.

"Whenever my opportunity comes, just try and take advantage of it."

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