But Shaquille Wiggins said that the Yellow Jackets aren't entering the race too late, and he has a growing interest in the school. His fellow teammate at Sandy Creek (GA) High School, Will Adams, has already committed to Georgia Tech, and Adams' discussions with Tech have made Wiggins curious.
"I've been talking to (recruiting coordinator) Buzz Preston a little lately, and he came to visit when we played Locust Grove," Wiggins said.
With the Yellow Jackets on his radar, Wiggins decided to make a trip to Atlanta for the nationally-televised game against Clemson. When he had the chance to see the stadium and the other facilities at GT, Wiggins said he was impressed.
"The players and coaches were crazy all game, jumping around – same for the fans," Wiggins said. "The fans were acting crazy all night."
With Sandy Creek alum Isaiah Johnson already in the GT secondary, Wiggins was watching his former teammate closely, but he also made sure to watch the cornerbacks throughout the game to see what role they played in the defensive unit. Wiggins said he was surprised with how influential the defensive backs were, and he thought the big plays they made were the difference in the game.
Watching the secondary make such big plays in a game where one of the remaining undefeated teams was knocked off made a believer out of Wiggins. The junior said he will be starting the process of narrowing down his teams into a favorites list in the near future, and he is thinking about where Georgia Tech falls amongst the others.
"Georgia Tech is definitely going to be considered," Wiggins said. GT's win may not have been the only reason why Wiggins enjoyed his trip to Atlanta, but the exciting atmosphere may have helped to keep the Yellow Jackets as a contender.