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Wiggins proud to be Clemson grad despite being asked to leave

Though he will not finish his football career exactly as he hoped when he first came to Clemson, former safety Korrin Wiggins did do something on Friday he wanted to do more than anything else – get his college degree from Clemson.

Wiggins was part of 63 student-athletes in 13 different sports that graduated from Clemson University during ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum the past two days.

“It feels great. You dream about this,” Wiggins said with a big smile afterward. “God is good. I’m just happy that I get to graduate.”

Wiggins, who left the Clemson program last month, said being a college graduate was important to him because he will need his degree once his football career is complete whether that is after college or after a career in the pro ranks.

“This is a stepping stone in the right direction for me,” he said.

As for his future, Wiggins says he will not make a decision on where he will play in 2017 until mid-June. He says he will have to be enrolled in a school by the start of the second semester. Right now he says he does not have a favorite school or schools. He said he will sit down shortly and get a list together of places he would like to attend.

“I don’t know where I want to go, yet. It depends,” the safety said. “I have to talk to more coaches and get a feel for the schools and their interest in me. Then I will go from there.”

Wiggins did confirm reports that Michigan is interested in him becoming a Wolverine.

As for what happened at Clemson and why he decided to leave, Wiggins indicated he did not have much of a choice.

“I met with Coach (Dabo Swinney) after the spring and we had a conversation and he mentioned to me that he thought it was best that I find somewhere else to go,” Wiggins said. “Pretty much the program wanted to experiment and try other guys. He felt like the plan, and where the program is at right now, I’m really not a part of that so that is what directed my decision.”

However, none of that stopped Wiggins from enjoying Friday, a day he has dreamed about since he first stepped on campus.

“Clemson is a wonderful institution,” he said. “Students dream to come here, and being able to graduate with all of these other students is a blessing.”

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