"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."