Huggins committed to Clemson over Georgia in a press conference at his school shortly after 11 AM Friday.
“This is a pretty good moment for me," Huggins started off. "First I would like to start off by giving honor to my leader, God, and say a special thanks to my mom and my dad,” Huggins said. “My mentor, Coach (Tommy) Brown. I would also like to thank my family and my teammates and the coaching staff.
"I am very appreciative and I thank you all. I thank the universities for giving me a chance to go to a special college. I am blessed to have such wonderful, supportive people in my life. I am thankful for this opportunity, and I am looking forward to starting my career at Clemson.”
Huggins desire to play in a family atmosphere helped lead him to his final decision.
“That's one of the main reasons, but it's education, too,” he said. “The family that Clemson has is crazy and I want to be there. Just knowing [Dabo] Swinney and coach [Marion] Hobby and all of the coaching staff. It's a real good opportunity to fit in and start. I thought that was good for me.”
The four-star defensive lineman could play tackle or strong-side defensive end at Clemson.
"Coach Hobby wants me to play defensive end," he said. "I want to make sure I play defensive end. If you want me to play defensive tackle, then it is what it is. But I really want to play defensive end right now. I bring physicality, speed and focus. Leadership. A pass rusher. Anything is possible.”
After announcing his commitment to the Tigers, Huggins, an expected early enrollee, immediately signed his Financial Aide Agreement with Clemson University.
Dabo Swinney said after the pledge, "'Huggy Bear' could very well be the face of the program in a couple of years. He was a huge, huge get for us at a position of need.
"We are losing a lot of beef this year in the front four, and now he's going to have a chance to come in and replace it."
Huggins is ranked as the No. 12 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com.
Here is the video from his announcement this morning: