Clemson University

August 13, 2014

Tigers no longer have USC to contend with for Huggins

DL Albert Huggins drops USC from consideration.

DL Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson is the last man standing in South Carolina this recruiting season. Huggins will be the last of the state's top prospects in the 2015 class to make a commitment. And as he continues the process, he moves forward without USC on his list.

"I talked to USC a couple of days ago and I told them I'm not interested in USC no more," Huggins said. "It's a great school and everything but I'm not interested like I use to be. I just don't get the vibe. I go visit schools and I get this vibe and then I go to USC and I just don't get the same vibe."

Huggins now has six schools left on his list he's most interested in. Clemson has always been strong with him and he's visited there numerous times. He's also been to Georgia and likes the Bulldogs. And he's visited North Carolina and the Tar Heels remain in touch thru recruiter Ron West. Huggins would also like to visit Florida, Florida State and Auburn as well.

Huggins remains in regular contact with Clemson and realizes the Tigers are filling up in their class.

"They are saying hey, all these spots are filling up," Huggins said. "All I know is if I want to go to Clemson I'm going to Clemson. Me and coach Hobby still have a good relationship. We still talk. If he didn't have a spot for me we wouldn't still be talking."

Huggins said there is no favorite right now and hasn't decided which games he'll go to this season. He does want to take official visits this season so he can get some one on one time with the coaches. But he won't take an official visit to Clemson because he's been there so much.

Huggins is graduating in January so he's looking at making his decision soon after he gets these visits in this fall.

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