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Wiggins is a Bulldog

Updated: February 12, 2012, 4:51 PM ET
By Radi Nabulsi | DawgNation

The Bulldogs have picked up their fifth commitment for the 2013 class.

Cornerback Shaq Wiggins (Atlanta/Sandy Creek) committed today on his visit to Georgia.

"Yes, I committed. It feels great," Wiggins said.

Wiggins had double-digit offers and picked the Bulldogs over schools like Ohio State, Auburn and Tennessee.

The Georgia secondary is razor thin right now and the problem will only get worse in 2013. With Branden Smith and Sanders Commings graduating at the end of the 2012 season, the only cornerbacks on scholarship will be Blake Sailors, Damian Swann, Quintavious Harrow, Devin Bowman and Sheldon Dawson.

Wiggins' commitment is a good start for the Bulldogs who already have a commitment from top safety Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan). Matthews tweeted earlier in the week that Georgia would be getting a big commitment on Friday. He was right. With two of the four commits for 2013 playing being defensive backs, secondary coach Scott Lakatos has to be breathing easier.

An ESPNU 150 Watch List member, Wiggins made 35 tackles with nine interceptions and 10 pass breakups last season. He missed the Georgia junior day two weeks ago but was still offered that day despite not being there. He visited Sanford Stadium in November for Georgia's game against Auburn.

A fearless camp circuit competitor, the 5-foot-10 Wiggins had no hesitation at matching up against bigger receivers such as Oklahoma State signee C.J Curry or new Auburn signee Ja'Quay Williams.

In fact, Williams tweeted earlier Friday that "Every time they ask me, 'Who is the best corner you went head up against?' I say Shaq Wiggins, hands down."

Now that Williams will be lining up for Auburn, Wiggins will get a chance to test him on a bigger stage when the Bulldogs host Auburn in 2013. There will be quite the smack talk battle between the two former teammates.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound cornerback is quite the talker and already has plans to add to the 2013 class. Alabama commit Reuben Foster (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) will be in Athens tomorrow. Wiggins said he will begin working on Foster "tonight."

Radi Nabulsi covers University of Georgia athletics for DawgNation. He can be reached at RadiNabulsiESPN@gmail.com.

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