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CB Shaq Wiggins: Louisville blocking transfer to 5 schools

CB Shaq Wiggins: Louisville blocking transfer to 5 schools
Published On: Fri, Apr 07
Nov 7, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Syracuse Orange running back Ervin Philips (3) runs the ball against Louisville Cardinals cornerback Shaq Wiggins (6) to score a touchdown during the first quarter at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Former Louisville cornerback Shaq Wiggins says he has a solid list of schools he's considering as a graduate transfer, but his release from the Cardinals comes with restrictions.

Wiggins told ESPN on Thursday that Louisville coach Bobby Petrino restricted him from transferring to Kentucky, Mississippi State, Purdue, Notre Dame and Western Kentucky.

Even though Wiggins is a grad transfer, which allows him to play immediately this fall, it's understandable that Petrino wouldn't allow him to transfer to Purdue or Kentucky because they are on Louisville's 2017 schedule. However, Mississippi State, Notre Dame and Western Kentucky are not on that schedule.

Notre Dame and Western Kentucky aside, Wiggins said he was most confused over the idea that he couldn't transfer to Mississippi State. Wiggins said he assumed it was because former Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham left the Cardinals for the same position at Mississippi State in January, but he couldn't be for sure.

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