Wiggins has high interest in the Florida Gators following his visit to UF

The Florida Gators had a lot of prospects from all over the country in Gainesville in June for camps and unofficial visits as they hosted as many prospects as they possibly could to open up the recruiting period.

Defensive lineman Quency Wiggins (6-6, 274, Baton Rouge, LA. Madison Prep Academy) was one of those guys on campus and he enjoyed his time in Gainesville.

“It was good, great visit,” Wiggins said of his visit to Florida in June. “I didn’t get to do much because I was only there for a day, I will be able to have a better experience when I go there a second time.”

Wiggins said he had to Gainesville in June to see what the Gators’ coaching staff was like and he had a good first impression.

“It was pretty cool, got to meet them in person and stuff,” he said on his first time on campus. “They’re just like how they’re on the phone, they’re cool and chill. It wasn’t really like meeting anyone new.”

While on campus Wiggins had the chance to talk with defensive line coach David Turner about where he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“I talked to Coach [David] Turner mainly,” Wiggins said. “He told me that they need me and want me. He wants me everywhere from tackle to nose to defensive end. He likes that I can play everywhere and do everything they need me too.”

After talking with Turner, Wiggins had the chance to sit down with Dan Mullen who explained why Florida would be a good place for him.

“I sat in his office and talked to him,” he said of his time with Dan Mullen. “We talked about the future and the program and stuff. He told me that Florida is a great place if you want to be great and work.”

Wiggins says he has a lot of interest in the Gators following his visit to Gainesville and it’s because of the Gators style of play.

“It’s pretty high,” Wiggins said of his interest in Florida. “I just like the school and how they play.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Wiggins says he will visit USC and Texas and he wants to make a decision in December after he takes all of his visits. Wiggins also plans to take an official visit to Florida this fall.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.