Clemson safety Korrin Wiggins is leaving the Clemson football program.
The Clemson Insider did confirm with sources that Wiggins told head coach Dabo Swinney last week and the school granted him his release.
Wiggins’ decision to transfer comes as a little bit of a surprise after the redshirt senior participated in spring drills and appeared to be getting back on the two-deep depth chart at safety. Prior to the Tigers’ Fiesta Bowl win over Ohio State, Wiggins told The Clemson Insider he had no plans on transferring from Clemson because he loved it there.
But something obviously changed since spring drills came to an end. Wiggins is on pace to graduate in May and will be eligible to play at another school this coming season as a graduate transfer.
Wiggins had to redshirt his junior season after tearing his ACL in fall camp prior to the start of the 2015 season. He returned last season, but played very sparingly has he had issues from the injury which limited him and caused him to drop on the depth chart.
During spring practices, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables mentioned Wiggins several times in his post-practice interviews as a guy that had really come on and was someone they thought could help them out this coming season at safety. At the time, the Clemson coaches felt Wiggins was getting back to his old self when he was making plays as a freshman and sophomore prior to the injury.
Last year, Wiggins played in seven games and started one. He had 13 tackles. However, he did not play in the last six games of the season.
Prior to the injury in 2015, Wiggins had played in 25 games and started six. He had 54 tackles in his first two seasons at Clemson, including four tackles for loss and four interceptions. He also broke up seven passes.
Wiggins is the second Clemson defensive back to transfer from Clemson this year and the fourth player overall since the Tigers won the national championship in January. Cornerback Adrian Baker, who tore his ACL in the spring of 2016, decided he will transfer to Oklahoma State earlier this month.
Defensive tackle Scott Pagano will transfer to Oregon this summer and former right tackle Jake Fruhmorgen decided to transfer to Florida.
There has been no official statement or word from Swinney on Wiggins’ release.
–Above photo: Clemson safety Korrin Wiggins (15) celebrates with Clemson linebacker Kendall Joseph in last year’s win at Auburn. Wiggins has decided to transfer from the Clemson football program.