Biggers is Better?

In today's college football world, Florida has become a breeding ground for fast, athletic recruits. Most of the successful teams around the country look to the state for both qualities. Penn State, meanwhile, has one Floridian on its roster, massive redshirt junior offensive tackle John Wilson. But the Nittany Lions have taken a liking to an athlete from Miami who can bring a little zip to the program.

North Miami Beach cornerback E.J. Biggers, a 5-foot-11, 165-pounder, took an official visit to Penn State Dec. 3. We caught up with the young athlete recently to get his take on his official visit, and to find out what's next on the agenda.

Biggers has set all five of his official visits. He has taken two so far (Penn State and Kansas on Dec. 10). He has since scheduled three more.

"I'm going to Western Michigan [Jan. 7], Ohio State [Jan. 14], and Iowa [Jan. 21]," Biggers said.

Where the confusion begins, though, is with which programs have actually offered Biggers scholarships.

"All those schools have told me they were offering me," Biggers said. "As for actual written offers, I think if I have any, my coach has them."

Biggers is very versatile and athletic. He played quarterback, cornerback and safety for North Miami Beach. Defensive back is where his future appears to be.

"Penn State is recruiting me as a cornerback, as are most schools," Biggers said.

A quick Q-and-A:

BL: So how did you end up visiting Penn State?

EB: Coach [Tom] Bradley called me, and then he came by the school and asked me to take an official visit.

BL: How was your official visit to Penn State?

EB: The visit was nice, I really liked it there. I got to interact with the players, and everyone there treats you like family.

BL: How would the Penn State trip compare to Kansas?

EB: I liked Kansas a little bit better. I think I could play there as a freshman and make an impact.

BL: Is Penn State still actively recruiting you?

EB: I haven't spoken to them since my visit, but they've called my coach.


"A quick and elusive runner who has a better arm than most believe. His passes are accurate and his 4.56 speed gives him an advantage of getting outside quickly to spot an open man downfield.

"But we all know that if E.J. is to play this game at an elite level, it will have to be in the secondary, where his experience of playing on the offensive side of the ball, coupled with his overall athleticism, makes him a football player that coaches continue to be impressed with."


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