While many top-tier prospects have taken multiple official visits already, this coming weekend Baton Rouge (La.) Madison Prep Academy four-star defensive lineman Quency Wiggins, the No. 96 rated player in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite, will be taking his first official visit when he visits Florida.
Why the late start to taking official visits when others began taking them over the summer?
“I took some unofficial visits back in June, but I wanted to wait to take my official visits so I can see some games and see what the game-day atmosphere is like,” replied Wiggins. “This Friday will be my first. I want to see the Florida fans bring it this weekend.”
Wiggins said that though the dates aren't set yet, up next for official visits will be Alabama and Texas.
Those three programs are joined by two others to round out his list of favorites.
“I believe Alabama, Florida, Texas, LSU, and USC are my top five,” said Wiggins
Out of those five, four have suffered through disappointing seasons to this point, and then there's Alabama.
“It's Alabama,” said Wiggins. “They very rarely ever lose and they have a bunch of players in the league. It's hard to say no to them, they're the best of the best.”
Wiggins though said that of course doesn't mean the other four are out of the running.
“I think of it as looking at the future,” explained Wiggins.”They need to build up to get to the top and I could be a player that helps them get there. If I go to one of those schools, next year they'll be better and start getting to where they need to be.”
As he stated above, the 6-foot-6, 275-pounder visited campuses over the summer, including a visit to Florida in late June.
He said that one thing about the trip still stands out to him.
“It was amazing there,” said Wiggins. “They were all waiting at the door for me to meet all of the coaches at one time. I felt the love from them. I still talk to Coach [David] Turner all the time. He lets me know he thinks I can come in there and make an immediate impact and play all over the d-line.”
Heading into his first official visit, Wiggins said none of his five finalists have separated themselves from the pack.
“There's no order,” said Wiggins. “They're all even. They're all recruiting me hard, making me feel appreciated. I'll take my visits and commit sometime in December.
The Inside Scoop: Getting him on campus for Vanderbilt, a noon game with UF coming off of a loss, isn't likely to 'wow' him compared to what he would have experienced if he visited for the Alabama or Tennessee game, so that is going to be a setback, but with what is going on at LSU, it doesn't sound as if you can automatically pencil him in for the Tigers. At least not for now.