- Greg Ostendorf, ESPN Staff Writer
It’s rare for a player from the state of Alabama to not want to attend either of the premier in-state programs, Alabama or Auburn, but that’s the case for Mobile running back Jordan Huff.
“Alabama’s really just overstocked right now, and Auburn’s just taking too long,” Huff said. “They called me last-minute on everything, so I thought I might as well go to schools that I’m interested in and who are also interested in me.”
Huff was enjoying a big junior year for St. Paul’s Episcopal School last fall before he tore his ACL in a regular season game against Gulf Shores. The injury has set back his recruitment as most schools want to see him healthy again before offering a scholarship.
The 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back has been going through rehab on his knee and believes he’s getting close to 100 percent.
“I’ll be full speed, to where I can do everything, by the end of March, early April,” Huff said. “Everything is looking good.”
Huff thinks Florida State may be the first school to offer him, and based on his relationship with the coaching staff and a recent visit for FSU’s junior day, the Seminoles have a leg up for his services.
“Florida State was probably my best experience,” Huff said. “I talked to almost every single coach, including Coach (Jimbo) Fisher. I got to see their campus, their apartments off campus, which were really nice. They were probably the best I’ve seen so far. That just really impressed me.”
Recently, Huff also made trips to Clemson, Duke and Vanderbilt, and says his top three consists of Florida State, LSU and Vanderbilt with the ‘Noles on top.
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