March 26, 2013

Huggins raking offers in

Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, S.C.) defensive lineman Albert Hugginsis barely 16 years old, but that hasn't stopped some of the top schools in the country from letting him know that he has a spot on their roster once he graduates high school.

Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, and South Carolina have already offered the 2015 standout, and Huggins is simply grateful for the opportunity.

"I just feel extremely blessed," Huggins said. "It is an honor to have all of these offers. A lot of kids don't have offers, and I just feel special sometimes because you work hard to get to this point."

Huggins got another SEC offer on Tuesday, and it was one that he was hoping he would get.

"I was about to go to weight lifting and my coach called me and told me to come to his office," he said. "I was wondering what it was, and then he told me it was Georgia on the phone. I was so surprised. I feel extremely blessed. I was so surprised."

The Palmetto State prospect told UGASports that Georgia is his "dream school," and that the Bulldogs were his favorite team growing up.

When asked what about Georgia made him a fan, Huggins couldn't quite put his finger on anything specific.

"To tell you the truth, I can't really explain why I have always liked Georgia," he said. "It is just something when I was young and I grew up liking them. You watch one game for the first time and you fall in love with a team. It was like that."

Once he got the offer, Huggins immediately began researching the Georgia program and feels like UGA has a lot to offer both athletically and academically.

"I've heard great things about the education at Georgia," Huggins said. "I did some research and I've only seen great things about their academic programs. Football wise, man, they are up there. They are a top five, top ten program. They are a great program."

Despite the fact that he named Georgia as his dream school, Huggins says that he has no leader at this time.

A big reason for that is how each school that has offered is treating him, and he plans to visit them all as soon as possible.

"I just have some great offers and these schools are treating me like I am one of their own already," he said. "They are already treating me like I am playing on the team. I love how they are treating me and I plan to get to all the schools that have offered and visit."

In the meantime, Huggins, who is currently 6-foot-3, 279 pounds, says that he is working hard in the weight room and has one thing on his mind; a championship.

"My goal for the rest of high school is a goal I think every player should have. I want a title," Huggins said. "I think anyone can win a championship and I know if we work hard, we can win one. That is what I want."

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