On Saturday, Houston North Forest running back/wide receiver Damond Wiggins became the latest addition to the Texas Longhorns preferred walk on class of 2018:
I’m proud to announce that I will be committing to the University of Texas as a PWO. I would like to thank God, my family and my coaches. \\m// Hook em pic.twitter.com/l8W2f7GnFi— 21 (@21Wiggins21) May 12, 2018
The 5’7, 165-pounder doesn’t have a 247Sports profile, so he’s probably not a prospect with other Division I offers like Houston Clear Brook running back Jarrett Smith, another addition to the 2018 class.
However, Wiggins looks like a player who likely had options at lower levels of college football — a track and field profile that appears connected to him shows a personal best of 11.30 in the 100 meters, which is a solid but not spectacular time.
At his height, Wiggins is clearly quicker than he is fast on the top end, but he does have a low center of gravity that made him difficult to bring down at running back. He’s also capable of working in the jet sweep game and in the slot, as well as an kickoff returns.
In the most likely scenario, he’ll provide depth on the scout team and play the role of opposing scat backs in practice, but the more players like Wiggins that Texas can land, the greater the possibility that one of them eventually contributes enough to earn a scholarship.