LSU Football: Tigers are the favorites to land in-state 4-star DE

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LSU football appears to be the favorites to land four-star defensive end Quency Wiggins.

Wiggins, 6-foot-6/265 lbs from Baton Rouge, LA (Madison Prep Acadamy), is ranked in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 34 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 14 player in Louisiana.

The talented defensive end holds offers from Auburn, Arkansas, Florida, Michigan, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Texas, among many others.

It’s LSU, however, that has the best chance to land Wiggins.

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Wiggins recently spoke to about his recruitment and he had plenty to say about the Tigers.

“I’d say schools like LSU and others in the south want a kid like me that’s really close to stay down there, they don’t want me to leave,” said Wiggins. “I’d say they’re recruiting me the hardest trying to keep me in-state or close to in-state.”

Texas, Oregon, and Alabama are also in the mix for Wiggins, but Rivals national recruiting analyst Adam Friedman still believes LSU will end up winning this battle.

“It’s hard not to see him ending up at LSU,” said Friedman. “The campus is right in his hometown but that isn’t stopping teams like Alabama, Texas, Oregon, USC, Auburn, Florida, and many others from trying to pull away from Ed Orgeron.”

If the Tigers can land Wiggins, they’ll be getting an extremely athletic defensive lineman (he also plays basketball) that would provide a lot of versatility on the defensive side of the ball.

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Wiggins is currently scheduled to take official visits to USC and Auburn in June. He’ll likely add some more visits to his itinerary over the summer.