DOUG WIGGINS, ATH, 5'10 ½, 185, 4.5, NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA:
Doug Wiggins is one of the more versatile players in the country. Wiggins does a lot of great things on the playing field, and while he plays under center in high school his future lies at another position.
"It really doesn't matter to me," said Wiggins on what position he'll play in college. "Once I sign with a team, I will just have to sit down with them and see what they want me to do. It really doesn't matter to me which side of the ball I play on. It is not really factor in recruiting right now. Where I would play would depend on the depth of the team, needs and just what the team needs."
Wiggins will go into his senior year as a two-year starter at quarterback and three-year starter at safety. During his sophomore year, he started at several different positions. He was used at running back, fullback, tight end, receiver and quarterback. Last season, Wiggins finished with nine interceptions at safety and corner and over 80 tackles. Offensively, Wiggins had over 1,200 yards of total offense and 14 total touchdowns, three on the ground out of a pro I-formation.
Wiggins can bench 265 pounds, squats 445 and decided to give up other sports to concentrate on football. He went to the Miami camp before his ninth grade year, but he hasn't been to any summer camps since.
Wiggins has been offered by over 30 schools and he is working hard to find out as much as he can about all of them.
"Everything is equal with me right now," said Wiggins. "I am just trying to gather as much information as I can about all these schools so I can get my choices down to a top four or five. I talked to several schools today and I hope to get hold of several more tomorrow. Today, I talked to Auburn, Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College and USC, and I left a message at Oklahoma. My coach helps me set up who I talk to and I am not sure who I will talk to the rest of the week."
What are his thoughts on Oklahoma?
"I like Oklahoma. They are a great school," said Wiggins. "I need to find out some more information about them and just learn more about them. I need to find out about their depth at the positions I play. They are talking to me about playing safety, corner, wide receiver and as a return man. I return kicks now, but I don't get many chances."
Wiggins lives close to the University of Miami, but has offers from great programs all over the country. Is he willing to leave Miami?
"I didn't really grow up rooting for any particular team," said Wiggins. "I have lived in Miami all my life and I would love to see some other parts of the country. I don't have a problem with staying home and going to Miami, if that is the best thing for me to do. I have great offers from some great schools and I am going to find the best school for me. It doesn't matter where it is located."
Wiggins has qualified.
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