Huggins Breaks Down Top 10

Savon Huggins, the No. 6 running back in the country according to Scout.com, narrowed his list of over 60 offers down to 10 candidates on Thursday.

Huggins, a five-star running back from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep, narrowed his list to Florida, Georgia, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Stanford and Wisconsin.

"I am honored to announce a top 10 list of schools as I get ready to head into the fall season," Huggins said. "It is a great privilege to have so many top programs show interest in me and I appreciate the time and effort coaches have spent getting to know me and letting me get to know them."

While no time table for a decision has been set, Huggins has recently said that he will likely make a decision live at the Under Armour All-American Bowl in January.

He discussed each of his ten finalists ...

Florida – "I like the coaching staff and they know how to win. They've won national championships over the past couple of years and they're changing the offense to a pro-style offense now that they have a quarterback to fit that style to go with a pro-style running back. Emmanuel Moody will be graduating this year as well, so there will be spots open for playing time."

Georgia – "Coach Richt is a very spiritual guy and Georgia is known for their running backs. I have a good relationship with the running backs coach and think the entire staff are good people. I'm still learning about them right now."

Miami – "They run the ball down there a lot and they're "Running Back U", so I like that a lot. They also have a lot of swag and I've known Coach Jeff Stoutland for a long time and we have a great relationship as well."

North Carolina – "I like Coach Davis and the rest of the coaches a lot and the program is really on the rise toward an ACC Championship right now. My family is also from around that area and that does play a role in it not only for me, but my parents as well."

Notre Dame – "The name speaks for itself and they have a very good coaching staff. I feel like Brian Kelly will turn them around right away and when Coach Charlie Molnar explained what my role would be at running back it answered a lot of questions I had and made me feel more comfortable with them."

Penn State – "Coach Dick Anderson and the Penn State staff are very old school, but they know how to get the job done."

Pittsburgh – "They have a very good coaching staff and I'm very comfortable with every single one of them. I have a good relationship with a lot of the players there and liked it a lot on my visit out there."

Rutgers – "I've know Coach Schiano since my freshman year, I know all of the rest of the coaches on the team and the players on the team are already like a family to me, so when I visit there it's like being at home already. It's also right in my own backyard."

Stanford – "Coach Shaw and Coach Harbaugh are great coaches and I think they've gotten to the point where they're about to contend for that Pac Ten championship this year."

Wisconsin – "I know Coach Jackson and I relate to the staff well up there. They also run the ball a lot up there and I like that a lot, point blank. I liked my visit a lot up there too."

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