Southern Durham (NC) High School is one of North Carolina’s most promising high school teams for the upcoming 2008 season and they boast three of the state’s top wide receivers.
Rising junior T.C. Creecy is already considered to be one of the top players for the class of 2010 after collecting 46 catches for 619 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore. Nick Jones was another solid threat, adding better than 200 receiving yards of his own. The third member of the trio is 5-10, 175 pounder, Reese Wiggins. He tallied nearly 500 receiving yards and five touchdowns while adding better than 200 yards in kick returns, including a 98 yard touchdown. Wiggins has already landed his first scholarship offer but that may not be the last after a solid performance at the Shrine Bowl combine held at Burlington Williams High School this past weekend.
After logging back to back blistering 40-yard dash times of 4.38 and 4.43-seconds, Wiggins was one of several wideouts on hand for Saturday’s invitation-only event. He proved to be a silky smooth receiver who’s strong suit was clearly his hands and catching ability. Wiggins made catch after catch, including several difficult receptions that accentuated his athleticism and focus. After his performance, he should get serious consideration for a spot on the Shrine Bowl squad later in the year and that’s a goal Wiggins says he would love to attain.
“It would be a blessing because no one from my family has played football like this and I’ve been playing since ninth grade so it would be a real good accomplishment to make the team,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Wiggins has landed an early offer from East Carolina and the rising senior says he likes what he’s seen of the Pirate’s program.
“I like the atmosphere,” he said. “The fans are great. The coaches are live and upbeat. They’re an up and coming program. A lot of people may not notice them but they have some pretty good athletes.”
In addition to ECU, Wiggins is also receiving steady attention from Wake Forest, Virginia, Duke and Vanderbilt. One school that hasn’t been heavily involved up until now is NC State although Wiggins said he’s hoping to change that.
“I haven’t been hearing from State,” he said. “I’m trying to get them to look at me but right now, I haven’t heard anything but that’s one school I like. I have a family member that goes there and the football program has always been successful. So, that would be a pretty nice place to go play.”
Wiggins plans to hit camps at East Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland, Vanderbilt and NC State over the coming weeks. He’s hoping to add to his offer list as he works towards formulating a top five list.
“I don’t have any top schools right now,” he said. “I’m just taking it all in and trying to do all I can to get as many offers as I can.”