There was no shortage of star power on defense for the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2018. How else can you explain the fact that they stood near the top of just about every defensive category in the American Athletic Conference? Among the brightest of those stars was safety James Wiggins and the Bearcats are fortunate enough to have him back for an encore this fall.
Wiggins’ stock rose rather quickly in 2018 as the former three-star prospect stepped into a major role after playing sparingly in 2017. He would go on to start in 12 of the Bearcats’ 13 games last season.