Godby's Jordan Wiggins - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 12:33 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 00:33:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - A high powered, lethal offense has made Godby one of the most dangerous teams in Class 5A, and it's anchored by a strong offensive line.

"I feel like all these boys out here are really my brothers," said tackle Jordan Wiggins. "I trust them and I love them, and I'd do anything for them because I know they'd do anything for me."

That brotherhood was proved to Wiggins this summer, when he unexpectedly lost his mother.

"For him to come out here and be the team player, be a leader, work hard everyday, and give it up every Friday for us, it just shows you the resilience of this program, of this kid, and his love for the school," said Godby head coach Corey Fuller. 

"My mom, she pretty much raised me and my other two brothers, so it was more like tough love," reflected Wiggins. "She always told me, if I have soreness or whatever, it was like put ice on it, you'll be all right. It was never, my baby, my baby. She pushed me a lot."

Wiggins continues to push on. He's earned a scholarship to Georgia Southern, fulfilling a promise to his mom, all while balancing a 3.4 GPA.

"My brothers, uncles, mom, they always told me, you can do as good as you want on the field, but if you don't have the grades you will never go to college," he said. "I always try to get the best grades I can get."

"It means something to us when we know you care about your school work," added Fuller. "He's one of those kids that's been caring about his school work since he's been in school, so it's easy for him to maintain that."

Wiggins hopes to keep this team maintaining to fulfill another promise to his mom.

"I made a promise to my mom, I was like, I was going to get that ring, and get to college and do it all," he smiled. "It's very important to me, and I know it's important to them so we have to get it."

Sounds like a promise this brotherhood will get after just fine.