Who's going hard after Huggins?

Albert Huggins has options. The 2015 defensive tackle out of South Carolina talks offers, summer visits, who's recruiting him the hardest, and more here...

Albert Huggins is the No. 2 junior in South Carolina and the No. 7 defensive tackle in the country.

The 6-foot-2, 280 pound prospect out of Orangeburg (S.C.) Wilkinson has offers from plenty of schools and a quartet are recruiting him very hard early on.

"I would say the in-state schools Clemson and South Carolina, then Florida and Georgia are the main schools recruiting me the hardest right now," Huggins said.

"Those schools have been recruiting me hard for a while and they have stayed on me. They have shown a lot of interest."

Of course all four of those schools have offered Huggins a scholarship. Others like Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Louisville, and Tennessee among others have too.

He is keeping his options open right now.

"All schools are equal for me. I am looking in the state, I am looking outside the state, and I am really looking at everyone. I just need to get to more schools, check out the environments, and see where I want to be."

Clemson and South Carolina had the talented junior on their campuses over the summer and he is getting to know those coaching staffs well.

"I went to Black Magic (South Carolina camp) in July and it was cool. We got to put on the uniforms, take some pictures, and just hang out with players and coaches. I have been there at least three or four times now and I really like the coaches. Deke Adams is my main recruiter and we have a strong relationship.

"I went down to Clemson for three days in June and I got to check out their academics, spend time on the campus, and just get a feel for things. The coaching staff at Clemson is very friendly and I really like Coach [Marion] Hobby (Defensive Line) and Coach Dabo Swinney (Head coach). The staff treats their recruits like family."

He was not able to make it to Clemson for the Georgia game this past weekend, but he will get to at least one game there and South Carolina this fall. Alabama, Florida, and Georgia are three other schools he hopes to take in a game at.

The four-star defensive tackle is in no rush to make his decision. He saw good friend, top junior in South Carolina Shameik Blackshear commit to Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks very early, but that will not push him to do the same thing.

"The recruiting process is really going slow for me right now," Huggins said. "I will know what to do when it hits me and it hasn't yet. I have so many choices, I have only seen a few different schools, and I am taking it slow right now.

"I will find the right school for me. I do not know when that will be, but I have plenty of time to figure it out."

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