Posing for a photo with the Heisman Trophy. Having dinner on the rooftop of The Champions Center, with the Flatirons as a backdrop. Touring the Colorado facilities.
Joshua Wiggins’ visit to CU last weekend was memorable and he had not even left town before deciding he wanted to come back.
Wiggins, a 6-foot-1, 178-pound cornerback from Klein Oak (Texas) High School, announced his verbal commitment to CU for the 2022 class on Sunday.
“Boulder is a very beautiful place and I loved everything about it,” he said. “I loved the coaching staff and how they made it feel homey. The campus was beautiful. I loved it. Everything was cool.”
Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Wiggins has seven total scholarship offers, including from Kentucky and Ole Miss. He visited Arkansas State and Louisiana Tech earlier this month. But, from the time he got an offer from CU cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin in February, Wiggins has had his eye on the Buffs.
“I always knew they were one of my top schools,” he said.
Wiggins is the latest in a long line of Texas players to be recruited by the Buffs. A large chunk of the roster is made up of players from the Lone Star State, including running back Jarek Broussard, who was Wiggins’ player host.
“It was fun being with him,” said Wiggins, the fifth Texas recruit in CU’s 2022 class. “He showed me everything, told me a lot of what the program is about.
“Texas is a hot place for Colorado and Colorado is a cool place to me.”
In addition to Broussard, Wiggins said he has connected with Martin — known as coach Meat — and others on CU’s staff.
“I connected with all of them, but coach Meat is the one that offered me,” he said. “That’s my guy right there.
“(My parents) loved it very much. They were happy that I picked Colorado to play football. They really loved the visit and everything about it and how the coaches were homey and how genuine they were.”
Wiggins is the ninth player to commit to CU for 2022, including the fourth defensive back. Safety Dylan Dixson (Pearland, Texas) and cornerbacks Ronald Lewis (New Orleans) and Keyshon Mills (Little Elm, Texas) are also committed to the Buffs.
Wiggins said CU projects him as a cornerback, which suits him well.
“Corner is just a position you can be yourself,” he said. “It gives you that boost. It’s fun to play and to compete with the receivers.”
Wiggins said he isn’t sure if he’ll make visits to other schools, but added, “I’m pretty locked in with Colorado.”
His primary focus is now on his senior season and then enrolling at CU in January.
“I’m working out a lot and my goal for senior year is to have the best year I’ve had out of these four years,” he said.
CU’s 2022 class also includes quarterback Owen McCown (Rusk, Texas); running back Victor Venn (Buford, Ga.); tight end Zach Courtney (Post, Texas); offensive lineman Carter Edwards (Hattiesburg, Miss.); and linebacker Kaden Ludwick (Clackamas, Ore.).