RECRUITING: Norman too far for D.C. lineman?

Washington, D.C. OL Kevin Wiggins says an OU offer could make Norman seem a little closer to home.


Offensive tackles keep getting bigger and bigger, and Kevin Wiggins may be the biggest of them all. Blessed with tremendous size and strength, Wiggins has emerged on the must-list for a number of great programs at offensive tackle.

Wiggins enters this season as a three-year starter at left tackle and last season he posted 40 pancake blocks.

"I like playing left tackle because a lot of responsibilities come with the position," said Wiggins. "It is a key position in that you are protecting the blindside of your quarterback. I take great pride in the fact that my quarterback was not sacked by my man last season. I like the fact that I can play such a key and vital role for my football team."

Wiggins attended the Elite Camp in New Jersey, the Nike camp at Penn State and the summer camp at Maryland. Wiggins also plans to go to Florida State next month to attend their summer camp.

Thus far, Wiggins has been offered by Pittsburgh, Maryland and Kent State, but he has been talking to close to 20 others that indicate that offers may be coming soon.

"Right now I am looking at schools close to home," said Wiggins. "At the moment I am thinking that I want at attend some school that is close to my home. I have heard from Oklahoma, but I worry about the distance. Their program is great, but I am not sure I want to go that far away from home. I feel that Florida State, Florida and Oklahoma may offer me soon. If Oklahoma offers then I will consider them more."

Wiggins has the GPA and is still looking for the test score.

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