ECU football picks up another graduate transfer

The defensive back from Durham is the fifth graduate transfer and second member of defending national champion Clemson to be added to ECUs roster this offseason. photo— photo
Defensive back Korrin Wiggins

Coming off a dismal three-win season in his first year as a college head coach, East Carolina’s Scottie Montgomery has turned to another graduate transfer for some immediate help against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules this fall. Former Clemson defensive back Korrin Wiggins announced via his Twitter account that he will be joining the Pirates for his final season of eligibility. He is the fifth graduate transfer and second member of the defending national champion Tigers to be added to ECU’s roster this offseason. The others are former Clemson running back Tyshon Dye, former Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, former Minnesota defensive end Gaelin Elmore and former Michigan punter Austin Barnes.
Pirate Nation what up? They say everything in life come full circle….I’m coming home!!! @ECUPiratesFB Let’s get it!— Korrin Wiggins (@Korrin_Wiggins) June 16, 2017 Wiggins, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound product of Hillside High in Durham, was Clemson’s starting nickel back in 2014, recording 40 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. He missed the entire 2015 season because of a torn ACL and returned to see action in six games last year. He finished his Clemson career with 67 tackles and four interceptions in 32 games over three seasons. The younger brother of former Pirates’ receiver Reese Wiggins, Korrin Wiggins chose ECU over Power Five heavyweights Maryland, Michigan and Oregon. As a graduate transfer who has already received his degree, he will be eligible to play immediately for ECU. “It was hard to turn down those other schools,” Wiggins told “But the vision (Montgomery] has there is something I liked so I’m done with the process.” In addition to its American Athletic Conference slate, ECU is scheduled to play nonconference games against defending FCS champion James Madison, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and BYU in 2017.