Georgia TE Has Many Options

Shaw High School tight end Bruce Figgins is collecting scholarship offers left and right. He talks about his latest offers and two recent SEC visits.

"I have received new offers from Auburn, Georgia, Clemson, Mississippi State and Duke," said Bruce Figgins from Columbus, (Ga.). "I received the offer from Auburn at their A-Day game. The offer from Clemson came in that next week on Tuesday. I received the offer from Georgia Saturday. The offer from Mississippi State came in on Tuesday, and I received the offer from Duke tonight [Thursday]."

"I am really excited about all these offers. It's great to get noticed by these schools. I am very happy these schools want me to come play for them."

Figgins discusses his favorites.

Auburn: "Auburn is only 45 minutes away from Columbus. It's a small town, and I love the environment."

Clemson: "Clemson is the same as Auburn in terms of it being a small town focused around the university. I like that."

Georgia: "It's the in-state. I have always been a fan of Georgia. I really like the people up there. They have a lot of impressive buildings. I love the history of the program."

Mississippi State: "I talk to coach [Reed] Stringer a lot. He texts and writes me all the time. He is really excited about recruiting me, and he wants me to jump on board."

Duke: "I don't know much about Duke, but coach [Charles] London talks to me a lot. He seems real excited about me."

Florida State: "I have always been a fan of Florida State. I went to a camp there last summer, and I liked it. A lot of great athletes come out of Florida State. I like coach Bobby Bowden."

Florida: "I've always watched Florda. They have a good system. I think coach [Urban] Meyer is a good coach."

Figgins talks about his unofficial visits to Auburn and Georgia as well.

"I really liked the Auburn visit," he said. "Auburn was already at the top of my list before I went up there. I liked all the coaches from coach [Hugh] Nall to coach [Tommy] Tuberville. The players had a lot of intensity on the field. Everyone was fired up. The fans were showing a lot of support. All you saw were signs saying War Eagle."

"The Georgia visit went good as well. It was my first visit up there. I was real impressed. I love the tradition of tight ends at Georgia with Ben Watson and Leonard Pope. They give the tight ends a chance to make plays and run with the ball."

Figgins plans to travel to Gainesville this weekend for an unofficial visit with Florida.

He will participate in the All-American Combine in Atlanta April 15.

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