Plant City (Fla.) four-star athlete LaMarlin Wiggins has said for the past few months that the hometown South Florida Bulls were either amongst his top schools or his outright leader. During that time, Wiggins was playing coy with the real truth of the situation - he was already a Bull.
"I committed to USF a while back," Wiggins said Tuesday morning. "I committed during the spring. I just wasn't public with it, I didn't tell anybody. I did tell the coaching staff though. When I committed I talked to all of the coaches there."
Throughout the process, the 6-foot-2, 181-pound athlete has developed a close relationship with his primary recruiter.
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"Coach Shank (Steve Shankweiler) was my main guy," Wiggins said. "He is a great guy. He checks on me all the time to make sure I am doing the right thing and that my grades are right. We stay close. We talk almost every day."
Wiggins said he had a number of reasons for opting for the Bulls over a number of other offers.
"They are my hometown team and I didn't want to go out of state," Wiggins said. "I like that I am used to the weather, because I really don't like cold weather at all. It is just a great atmosphere for me to play in. I have a chance to play as a true freshman."
While he is able to contribute at a number of positions on either side of the ball, Wiggins will be playing his preferred position at South Florida.
"I will be a wide receiver there," Wiggins said. "They have just said that I am a great player and that I can help their offense be even better. They said that they can help me get even better."
Wiggins, who has been participating in a number of 7-on-7 tournaments with his Plant City teammates, says he is done with the process and positive he has find the right place to call his future home.
"I am definitely going to USF," Wiggins said.