Duke continues working for Durham S

Duke has already landed a couple of defensive backs in the recruiting class of 2013, but there's always room for uncommitted talent in Durham. To that end the Blue Devils continue working hard for one of Durham's top players…even though he's committed to their arch-rival.

"Right now I have offers from North Carolina, Duke, South Carolina, Clemson, East Carolina, and Wake Forest," said Durham (N.C.) Hillside standout Korrin Wiggins. "I have interest and have had contact with Tennessee, NC State, and Ohio State."

Wiggins, a 6-foot-1, 190 pound defensive back prospect with a 4.6 forty on the books, committed to North Carolina back in February. However he's left the door open to being recruited by other programs. And, given his abilities, those programs are responding by amping up the recruiting process.

Duke is among the programs looking to flip this verbal commitment before Signing Day 2013. To that end the coaching staff has pressed on with their sales pitch which included an unofficial visit this Spring.

"I visited Duke in late February with my mom and then came back the following weekend. On the second weekend they offered me a scholarship. The offer came directly from Coach Cutcliffe. Since the visits the main coaches keeping in contact with me are Coach Cutcliffe and Coach Middleton."

So what are the Blue Devils pitching?

"Duke is a great school overall and their academics are tops. They mainly talk about the family atmosphere in their program and point out that they are steadily improving. They also talked to me about how a Duke degree can open a lot of doors. Overall it was a quite a pitch."

This summer Wiggins says he will camp with his high school team before making rounds on the individual camp circuits. He does not have a schedule lined up for those camps just yet, however. Once the camps are complete it'll be about the remainder of the recruiting process, which may end up going on for a while.

"I really like the process as a whole. It can be overwhelming at times, and it can be hard to manage as well. That's why I am so glad to have my parents and family around to help me stay focused and grounded. I am truly blessed with that."

"As for visits I have taken some unofficial trips with my parents, and they all went really well. I haven't gotten to official visits just yet. I will sit down with my parents and we will discuss that when it's time. I am going to take everything in before the process is over."

As a junior, Wiggins had 80 tackles, six interceptions, two forrced fumbles and one touchdown. He was named All-Confernence and All-Area for his performance.

"I see myself as a leader on the field. A team player, but also a ball-hawk and playmaker who just goes out there and gets the job done. I can be overly aggressive on the field sometimes and I need to work on containing and focusing that energy."

Away from the field Wiggins reports his favorite subjects and science and math while noting that academics are supremely important to both he and his family.

"My parents have always told me that in these times I need to find something that I have a passion for and enjoy doing when talking about my career. I enjoy sports a lot. My brother and I have a dream of owning our own Sports Management/Marketing firm. We both have said if we weren't able to make it to the professional ranks that we would like to represent those who are fortunate enough to realize that dream."

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