Offer moves Louisville up list for GA DT Huff

Shaquille Huff, a 6-1, 304-pound defensive tackle from Covington (GA) Eastside, had been waking up every day wondering if he was going to pick up his first offer. He won't have to wake up thinking that anymore, as Louisville offered he and teammate Sheldon Rankin.

"Louisville called my coach during study hall and told him that they were offering me and my teammates Sheldon Rankin a scholarship. Coach came into study hall, asked the both of us to stand up, and he told us about the offer in front of our teammates," said a very happy Shaquille Huff.

"I was very surprised by the offer because I had not heard anything from Louisville before. I started shaking when I heard the news and I did not know what to do. It was just a blessing to get this offer and it feels great."

Huff has been receiving a lot of attention from schools for months, but nobody had pulled the trigger. He was waking up daily wondering if he was going to be offered his first scholarship, but he will not have to do that any longer.

"I would think about it when I got out of the bed, I would think about it when I worked out every day, and it would always be on my mind. Now that I have that first offer, I will work even harder, I will stay grounder, and work for more."

Many schools have the 6-foot-1, 304 pound defensive tackle on their radar, but the ones showing the most interest right now are Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, and South Florida.

The Cardinals have become the first school to offer and they immediately climbed up his list.

"I am very interested in Louisville now," said the star defensive lineman out of Covington (GA) Eastside. "I have not had time to research on them yet and I do not know a lot about them, but I am going to look them up on the computer tonight. I wasn't even thinking about them before, but I am thinking about them a lot now."

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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