Three-star LB set to visit

Antwon Higgs' recruitment is coming into clear focus. The three-star outside linebacker has already visited Purdue. In the next few weeks the 6-2, 245-pound Higgs' will check out his other three favorites, including a visit to Louisville this weekend.

This weekend, Antwon Higgs, ranked the No. 38 strong-side linebacker prospect nationally, will make an official visit to Louisville. He'll watch the Cardinals play host to Pat White and the West Virginia Mountaineers.

After Higgs visits Louisville, he'll head to N.C. State the following weekend (Nov. 29) and will wrap up his official visit tour with a stop at South Carolina Dec. 12. According to Higgs, South Carolina is the team to beat for his services.

"Those are the schools that have really been pushing for me to come up on visits," Higgs said. "I haven't scheduled my fifth visit yet but Vanderbilt and West Virginia are still in the mix."

As for Louisville, Higgs said he's looking forward to visiting the Cardinals.

"Louisville's in my Top 5," Higgs said. "They're recruiting me to play either the SAM or MIKE linebacker. Coach (Bill) Miller and I talk once a week or every two weeks. He's been really trying to get me up there to check everything out."

Higgs made 120 tackles as a junior and played both linebacker and tight end this season. Higgs said he made "about 100 tackles" and recorded two interceptions on defense, returning one for a touchdown. On offense, Higgs said he caught 20-25 passes and two touchdowns. While most schools are initially recruiting him at linebacker, Higgs could end up moving down to defensive end.

"I would like a chance to play linebacker but if I'm not quick enough or able to do it I'd be willing to move down to d-end," Higgs said. "But I'd like to have a chance at linebacker. That's all I've played since I've been in high school."

A standout from Pompano Beach, Florida, Higgs doesn't plan to make a college decision until after he visits South Carolina next month.

"My mom and coach are going to help me make the decision and I'm going to pray about it and hope I make the right decision," Higgs said. "Early playing time is a big decision. That's why I'm graduating in December so I can come up in the spring. I really don't want to redshirt my first year."

He also might like to find a school where it doesn't get too cold.

"Purdue is really short on linebackers," Higgs said. "One of the things holding me back is that (Purdue) is so far north and it gets really cold and I've been in Florida all of my life. I know it gets cold in Louisville too. So I'll see how cold it gets up there too."

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