Just one week after Liberty and head coach Jamey Chadwell picked up commitments from four transfers who took a visit to the campus in Lynchburg, the Flames continue to add to its 2023 roster. Liberty has picked up a commitment from Colorado transfer Joshua Wiggins who took a visit to Liberty this weekend.
Wiggins, a defensive back from Colorado, has four years of eligibility remaining after redshirting at Colorado this past season. He played in 4 games during the 2022 season, recording two tackles. Wiggins is originally from Texas where he played at Klein Oak High School. He was a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 957 overall recruit in the 2022 cycle. Wiggins has offers from Western Kentucky, Akron, Jackson State, and others. He has already taken an official visit to Louisiana Tech.
Wiggins is one of more than 50 players that have entered the portal from Colorado since Deion Sanders was hired as head coach following the conclusion of the 2022 season in what is an unprecedented roster turnover at the college level.
Interesting story on the relationship between Wiggins and Deion Sanders – he was offered by Coach Prime and Jackson State in high school but Wiggins instead chose Colorado. Then Deion got the job at Colorado and, following the spring, Wiggins has entered the portal. Also interesting to note that Wiggins’ brother, Kevric Wiggins, began his college career at Louisiana-Monroe before transferring to Coach Sanders at Jackson State during the summer of 2021.
Wiggins will provide depth at corner for the Flames in 2022. Two of the team’s top players at the position from 2022 have entered the transfer portal in Chris Megginson and Daijahn Anthony. Megginson entered the portal in December and transferred to SMU while Anthony entered the portal this spring and has since committed to Ole Miss.
Kobe Singleton and Amarian Williams for Liberty at corner. Wiggins, as well as incoming transfer from Coastal Carolina Elijah Hopkins and JUCO transfer Marquis Bell, will all compete for playing time at the position under first year cornerbacks coach Dino Waites.
Wiggins joins an increasing group of transfers who have committed to Liberty and Coach Chadwell this spring. Xavior Gray, a transfer offensive tackle from Akron, committed to the Flames just a couple of weeks ago. Last weekend, defensive ends Gray Carroll and Bryson Jennings, LB Chike Nwankwo, and wide receiver Victor Jones all committed to Liberty.
Life like a movie I’m flipping through chapters💨 #Committed pic.twitter.com/zg4vt2ldp3
— Joshua Wiggins✨ (@JoshuaKDWiggins) May 7, 2023