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National Signing Day: Cincinnati Signs Cornerback James Wiggins

Cincinnati officially signs the three-star cornerback from Homestead, Florida.

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The film on Wiggins is impressive. He has fluid hips and moves really well, whether laterally or straight-line speed, clocking in with a 4.60 40-yard dash time, according to 247Sports. He plays faster than that though. Playing wide receiver and corner in high school, this is one player who knows how to attack the ball and play with good leverage on 50-50 throws, out-muscling other players for passes.

Wiggins catches the ball with his hands and is dangerous with the ball in his hands, displaying good playmaking ability that should translate to big plays if he can force interceptions at the next level. Additionally, he attacks the ball carrier, breaks down well on tackles and isn't afraid of contact, which is something you certainly want to see from your corners.

Wiggins has the opportunity to step on the UC campus and contribute, sooner rather than later, given his skill set and talent. The Bearcats secondary was young and struggled this past season, opening the door for incoming talent to potentially make a mark early-on. Within a year or two, you could see Wiggins making an impact on that unit.