September 29, 2010

Wiggins receives A&M offer, expects more

After missing the 2009 season with an injury, San Antonio Madison safety/linebacker Andre Wiggins is just starting to gain the attention of college programs. One of the first schools to notice his resurgence through the first four games of 2010 is Texas A&M, who offered Wiggins a scholarship Sunday night.

"I talked with one of the coaches Sunday, before they offered him," Madison head coach Jim Streety told "They've had their eye on him since last spring. He would have gotten offers before, but he missed all of last year. They had to see him last spring, then get a little fall video on him before making an offer."

Streety said Wiggins has shown no ill effects from the year on the sidelines, playing at a high level through Madison's non-district slate. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 200-lb. Wiggins has also shown a high level of versatility.

"He's been back and forth as a linebacker and a safety; we're playing at safety, simply because that's where he can help us the most," Streety said. "I think most people envision him as an outside linebacker-type of player. He's very athletic, has all kinds of potential and he'll continue to develop as a player."

Streety said Wiggins has also received recent offers from UTSA and Wake Forest and expects he'll receive more in the near future.

"I think he's excited to get the offer from A&M," he said. "He's about to get some more. He's open and he'll see what all happens out there and just let it play out."

Wiggins, who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, is currently rated a two-star recruit by

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