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Monday, March 25, 2013
Huggins hoping dream offer is next

By Kipp Adams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After recording 64 tackles, four sacks, three fumble recoveries and one fumble return for a touchdown, sophomore defensive lineman Albert Huggins (Orangeburg, S.C./Orangeburg-Wilkinson) was given his first offer by South Carolina last November. The moment helped the promising 6-foot-2, 279-pound prospect realize his future was potentially bright.

“To get my first offer, with me only being in 10th grade, made me feel like I was doing something special with the effort I was putting in,” Huggins said.

More colleges came forth to offer, including Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and most recently Alabama on Friday.

“I was really surprised because I had heard rumors Friday that North Carolina was about to offer, but when I found out Alabama had offered,” Huggins said. “I felt really special and I was on cloud nine. Alabama is a great program. I mean they are the number one team, so I have heard really good things about them.”

Huggins had positive things to say about the other in-state school that has offered.

“First of all, Clemson takes their education really serious and they are a Godly program and I like that a lot,” Huggins said.

The rising junior admits he does not know as much about the two programs from the Sunshine State, but one of them might get him on campus over the summer and the other might have an advantage at the moment.

“I do not really know much about FSU, but I am going down there in July to find out more,” Huggins said. “I have not done my background check on Florida, but they are the Gators so I have heard a lot about them. My defensive line recruiter from South Carolina, Brad Lawing, went there and he is a really good coach.  I think Coach Lawing loves me and he treats me like a son already even though I have not signed or committed to them yet.”

If Huggins had his way, another SEC school would soon provide him with offer No. 6.

“I would love for my next offer to be from Georgia because it is a dream school for me,” Huggins said. “I grew up watching them, I know they are good and I want to visit them but they have not shown any interest in me yet. I hope they do though.”