Waiting for an Offer

Antwon Higgs from Pompano Beach (Fla.) hasn't received an offer from the Florida Gators, but they would rocket up his list if they did. The 6-3, 235-pound strongside linebacker talked with FightinGators.com about his recruiting process.

Antwon Higgs finished last season with 120 tackles, six sacks and four pass deflections. Here's what he had to say about the current state of his recruiting.

Can you list the current offers you have?

"I have 13 offers - South Carolina, FIU, Louisville, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Western Michigan, N.C. State, Purdue, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and FAU."

Who is showing you interest that you think is close to offering you?

"Miami and Florida."

Who is recruiting you the hardest from the offers that you have?

"I don't know. They all send letters and stuff but they can't call. When I call them they seem so excited."

What schools have you visited in the past or are planning to visit in the future?

"West Virginia, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Florida, Miami and a couple others. I just haven't really broke it down yet."

What do you know about the Gators?

"I know they play ball to the fullest. I never really checked into their defense but I really like Tim Tebow, and I'm also a tight end so I wouldn't mind him dumping me off a pass for the score."

Can you talk about your relationship with coach Billy Gonzales?

"He seems like a great guy. When I call him he just explodes with excitement. I had called him yesterday and I'm planning on going up to the UF camp for the day on Sunday."

What's the best part of your game and what do you need to improve on?

"My strength would be finding the ball and always knowing where it is and where it's going. I'd say one weakness I have is sometimes I let the blocks get to me and hold, but when I see where the ball is I get them off and get the tackle."

Where do the Gators stand for you right now?

"If they offer, they most definitely would be in the top three."

What factors will you use in determining you decision?

"If the program is going to make the best use of my talents and are recruiting me at the right position because schools like UCF told me they want to put 40 more pounds on me and have me play defensive tackle."

What kind of time frame do you have for making that decision?

"By the middle or end of my senior season."

What was your favorite team growing up and favorite college player?

"My favorite team was always the Gators growing up, bit i never really had a favorite college player. In the NFL, it's Ray Lewis, Julius Peppers, Adalius Thomas and Tony Gonzalez."

Questions or comments? Contact FightinGators.com's Jason Higdon


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