In November, the Gamecocks were first to offer Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School sophomore Albert Huggins. The Tigers weren't far behind, coming through with their offer about a week later.
"It was a great honor. At the time, they were top 10 schools. It was a great honor, because I want to be able to get the opportunity to get offers. That's a dream for a football player. Just to be a sophomore, a lot of people are proud," Huggins recently told CUTigers.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect visited both schools. He was in Tigertown for the South Carolina and Virginia Tech games.
What stood out?
"First, the crowd. The crowd was amazing. I was impressed by the crowd. It was a good game, especially, the South Carolina game. I know they lost, but they put up a good fight."
Huggins was in Columbia for the Wofford game.
"It wasn't as hype as Clemson was, but it was a pretty good experience. [Jadeveon] Clowney had a good game. I like watching him," he said.
This spring, he hopes to visit Georgia. Huggins grew up pulling for the Bulldogs.
"They just have a good program, a good football team. I like watching them," Huggins said.
As a sophomore, Huggins had 64 tackles, four sacks and three fumble recoveries [one went for a touchdown].
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