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.