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Louisville adds pair of SEC transfers to roster

DeAntrey Loche, Ja'Quay Williams

Louisville is gearing up for year one as an ACC member by making moves to bolster the roster with some SEC talent. Former Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins and former Texas A&M wide receiver Ja’Quay Williams will join Bobby Petrino‘s Cardinals according to multiple reports.

Wiggins decided to transfer from Georgia earlier this month and did so on good terms with head coach Mark Richt. Richt said Wiggins could benefit from having a fresh start with a new program after battling injuries last fall and starting eight games. Williams is also thought to be leaving texas A&M on good terms, with a desire to be somewhat closer to home playing a role in his decision to transfer out of College Station. Now the two will be reunited after playing high school football together.

It was reported earlier this week Louisville was hosting both players for visits. Per NCAA transfer rules, Wiggins and Williams will each have to sit out a season before being eligible to play for Louisville. Both players will have three years of eligibility to use at Louisville after sitting out the 2014 season.

Louisville has also added former Georgia player Josh Harvey-Clemons as a transfer player.

Petrino was in the SEC not all that long ago, so his eye for SEC talent is certainly not to be overlooked here. He was not always a great recruiter though, but he sure seems to be taking advantage of the transfer options right now.

Louisville will officially join the ACC this fall and opens the 2014 season at home against Miami.

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7 Responses to “Louisville adds pair of SEC transfers to roster”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 22, 2014 2:34 PM

    Williams should do well in a Petrino offense. He’s a very talented kid with gobs of speed.

    Good luck to him… Would love to see a Louisville v A&M matchup in a BCS bowl (I know, very doubtful. But one can hope)

  2. woebegong says: May 22, 2014 3:36 PM

    I don’t think Wiggins fit the mold of Coach Pruitt. The coach prefers them a little taller and with that size, the ability to stay on top of the receiver, and deny him a lot of space. Wiggins is a all or nothing CB. He either gets an interception or is too far removed to prevent a complete pass. He is going with the coach there who taught him how to play like that. The kid is fast though .

  3. classyjacklambert says: May 22, 2014 3:37 PM

    I think the ACC is going to be the next conference to give the SEC a challenge at being the bullies on the block.

  4. lukarwarrior says: May 23, 2014 8:49 AM

    Petrino never brought in star-studded classes, but he never needed to. He has always gone out and got the guys that fit what he wants to do, regardless of their “stars” from the recruiting services. The last time he was at Louisville he did the same, and plenty of those guys have stuck around at the next level. In fact, the years that Petrino was here saw the highest number of Louisville players entering the NFL.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: May 23, 2014 10:19 AM


    Did Petrino ever have 3 first rounders?

  6. noles44 says: May 23, 2014 11:43 PM

    I hope the Canes beat the dog crap out of Louisville!

  7. onlyoneleft says: May 26, 2014 8:34 PM

    I hope that everyone beats the crap out of Louisville.

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