Georgia head coach Mark Richt will have another key position to fill on the starting roster this fall after losing a defensive starter to a transfer. Cornerback Shaq Wiggins is leaving the Bulldogs via transfer, according to Seth Emerson of The Telegraph.
“Shaq and I have been talking over the last few days and a fresh start is what he believes is in his best interest,” Richt said in a released statement, according to The Telegraph. “We respect his decision and certainly wish him nothing but the best.”
Wiggins, as a freshman, started eight games for Georgia last season, one that was riddled with injuries up and down the roster. He recorded two interceptions and was responsible for the only defensive touchdown of the year for Georgia.
Depth at defensive back is still not a concern for Georgia. Following the loss of Wiggins, Georgia still has 11 players at cornerback on the roster.
It is unknown where Wiggins will go from here. If he wants to play football this fall though he will have to transfer to a program at the FCS level, because NCAA transfer rules would hold him out a season if he transfers to another FBS program.