Chanz Wiggins Takes In Virginia Tech Again

Chanz Wiggins, Virginia Tech
Chanz Wiggins was at Virginia Tech on Monday night. (On3)

Chanz Wiggins
Wide Receiver, Class of 2024
King George, King George, VA
6-3, 185

Soon the time will come for a more focused list of schools, but 2024 King George (Va.) four-star athlete Chanz Wiggins isn’t there yet. He’s getting to that point.

This month, Wiggins has taken a trio of junior day visits, to Virginia Tech, Penn State and Miami, to take in more information. With more junior day trips on deck, he’s getting a feel for a few schools that stand out. Wiggins isn’t ready to show his hand yet, though.

“Right now, I’m still trying to figure out all my schools I like and narrow it down,” he said. “I think I’ll have top schools late in the spring and commit either during the summer or after my senior season. I want to just focus on football at that time.”

On Monday, Wiggins made the trek to in-state Virginia Tech’s junior day that centered around the basketball team’s win over Duke. He said he’s been to Blacksburg “multiple times” but wanted to get caught up with the coaching staff.

“I just decided to go because I hadn’t been in a while,” Wiggins said. “When I go to Virginia Tech, it’s home. This one was different because they only invited the top priority guys. It showed me they really want me to be part of the team on offense, defense and maybe special teams. They showed great hospitality. Instead of being focused on getting everyone the same attention, they had position coaches go with the guys at the positions and sit with their guys. They were more focused, so we can get a better feel of what would happen once we get there.”

Specifically, Wiggins said he’s been focused on assistant coach Shawn Quinn, his primary recruiter. They talked at length on Monday.

“Coach Quinn, he’s such an amazing guy,” Wiggins said. “He has me and my mom loving Virginia Tech. He’s someone I can talk to on a personal level. If I have a problem, we can talk about it. Even though we’ve known him for a year, we’re close, having conversations on the daily. He checks in every week.”

Overall, Wiggins said he likes the direction the Hokies are headed.

“I mean, Virginia Tech, right now they’re trying to get back to what they used to be,” he said. “They have amazing guys from the ’23 class and some portal guys. With the ’24 guys, what we bring, that would top it off and they’d go further, into the playoffs.”

On Saturday, Wiggins spent time at Miami’s junior day. He was in south Florida this past weekend for a seven-on-seven tournament.

“Miami is a great school and the campus is beautiful,” Wiggins said. “It was my first time being in Miami. They put a great impression on me, with the hospitality and everything. They want to build a better relationship. This was my first time in-person, so they wanted to build.”

And on Jan. 14, Wiggins was at Penn State’s junior day. He had previously attended the Nittany Lions’ whiteout game in October.

“It’s amazing and I love Coach (James) Franklin, Coach (Ja’Juan) Seider, just all the staff,” Wiggins said. “They just got one of my favorite receiver coaches, Coach (Marques) Hagans from UVA. Me and him and my mom have a good connection. With him being at Penn State, that’ll help me be more focused on Penn State. Our relationship is amazing, and I feel like I can learn a lot from him as a player and a person. They want to develop you for your whole