Huggins Names Top 5

Five-star running back Savon Huggins has narrowed his list of offers from nearly every university in the country down to five and Scout.com is the first to have his final five schools ...

Savon Huggins, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J., has decided who his final five schools will be and called Scout.com to give the goods in an exclusive interview. Penn State, Wisconsin, Miami, Georgia and Stanford did not make the cut.

"My final five schools are Rutgers, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Florida and Notre Dame," Huggins stated. "I plan to visit all five of those schools. They say it's really hard to visit that many schools, but I've already visited like 16 schools, so I'll be fine."

Rutgers - "Rutgers offered me since my freshman year. I talk to the players often and have been on campus about a thousand times now, so I'm really familiar with it. I talk to Coach Schiano a lot and like that I'd be the most highly recruited player they've had and could help build Rutgers with him."

North Carolina - "They played very, very well even without all those starters against LSU, but they could use a young running back and I'm very comfortable with them. I've met the whole coaching staff and like it there."

Pittsburgh - "I actually talked to Coach (Jeff) Hafley the other day and have communication with them all the time. I talked to Dion Lewis last night actually. I have a great relationship with everyone over there and it's just like everyone seems to call me from over there which is nice."

Notre Dame - "Notre Dame is enough said. There is more tradition behind them than any other in the country. They look like they're on track to win nine games this season and could get me the ball plenty of times in many different ways after seeing the first game and they also ran the ball plenty. I have a good relationship with Coach Bob Diaco, Coach (Charley) Molnar and Coach (Tony) Alford and know some players on the team too."

Florida - "Their whole offensive staff has talked to me and I'm good friends with Emmanuel Moody who tells me like it is down there. I also talk to other players and recruits like Sharrif Floyd, Jeff Driskel and Hunter Joyce. They look like they need to get it together a little bit from their first game because it was different without Tebow there and they're still getting used to it. I'm very cool and close with Coach (Steve) Addazio and Coach Urban Meyer and like them a lot too."

As a junior, Huggins carried the ball 211 times for 1,544 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 14 passes for 79 yards and another score. On defense, Huggins had 24 tackles and an interception.

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