Did Huggins get that family feeling?

Georgia has quietly stayed in the race for Albert Huggins, one of the top defensive linemen in America. He traveled to Athens, Ga. for his official visit this weekend looking for that family feeling. Did he get it? Find out here...

Is Albert Huggins Clemson's to lose?

Many that follow recruiting closely think so and they very well could be right.

But if there is a school who can take Huggins away from the Tigers, it is Georgia.

The four-star defensive lineman out of Orangeburg (S.C.) Wilkinson actually grew up following the Dawgs and he has had interest in UGA for years. The Dawgs have interest in him and Mark Richt would love to add him to this 2015 class.

In fact, Richt and the rest of the Bulldog coaching staff made Huggins feel like he was already a member of the Bulldogs this weekend.

"The coaching staff treated me like family at Georgia," said Huggins. "The atmosphere there is live and the facilities are nice too. Academics are strong, the players are cool, and Georgia is a place I could see myself," said Huggins.

"It was so much fun down there for my visit."

Multiple members of the coaching staff spoke with Huggins and his parents during the trip. The plan was laid out for one of the top defensive linemen in the country.

Huggins knows he is wanted.

"During the visit, me and my family spoke with Coach [Tracy] Rocker (defensive line) and Coach [Mark] Richt (head coach) and they talked to me about how it would be at Georgia. They told me that it wouldn't be easy, but it was a great talk.

"I talk with UGA frequently. I talk to Coach Rocker, Coach Ekeler, and I talk to a number of them whenever I can. All the UGA coaches are cool and they make me feel like a priority. They are putting a great class together, so it feels good to think I could be dominate the defensive line with the other guys in this class."

UGA's defensive line coach is one of the most decorated coaches out there. He dominated on multiple levels, he coached both college and NFL players, and Huggins recognizes the opportunity he has in front of him.

"It helps Georgia having a guy like Coach Rocker coaching the defensive line," said Huggins. "He is a great coach -- he tells me he can prepare me better than anyone, and I know if I go to Georgia that I will have a great coach waiting for me."

There is still a big decision to be made here. Huggins is enrolling at the school of his choice in January, so which one will it be?

Will he visit other schools before he makes a decision? How soon could that decision come?

"It (decision) is getting close. I saw a couple of our girl basketball players sign last week and I know my decision is coming. I may or may not take more official visits, but I know I am getting close.

"We just have to see how it goes."

This playmaker does not tip his hand on just who may be leading the way in his recruitment, but he let it be known that Clemson and Georgia are in a tight battle at the top right now.

It could be one simple thing that separates the Dawgs and the Tigers in the end.

"I am looking for that family-feel when I am on a college campus," said Huggins. "It is about being part of a big family when I get to college.

"That is very important and that is what it will come down to for me."

Huggins is the No. 1 prospect in South Carolina, the No. 12 defensive tackle, and the No. 104 prospect in the country.

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