4-Star WR could also play hoops in college

Tee Higgins is a two sports all-state performer for Oak Ridge (Tenn). Which sport will he choose to play on the next level?

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"I'm not sure if I'll sign a football or basketball scholarship," Higgins said when asked about his favorite sport. "It's all up in the air. I have offers in both sports."

The 6-foot-3, 175 pound two-sports athlete comes from a hoop background.

"My sister played basketball for MTSU, and of course my mom was a really good high school player. They really don't care what I play in college though. There's a good chance I could play both. I just don't know yet."

Three colleges have offered him for both sports.

"Auburn, Tennessee, and Louisville have offered me in both football and basketball. It's nice to have that to fall back on."

What has Tennessee's Mr. Football winner learned about Auburn through the recruiting process?

"I haven't really talked to their coaches in a while."

Tee visited Knoxville for their Junior Day recently. He was a one time commitment for the Vols.


"They make you feel like family up there. I have had the same feeling since the first time I visited."

The only other visit he has made so far this spring is Clemson. The Tigers have collected a commitment from Tee's 7-on-7 teammate WR Amari Rodgers out of Knoxville.

"It was nice. I had fun. The coaches and players treat you like it's a big family. They really made me feel like I was a part of the family up there."

Rick Insell, the father of Ole Miss women's basketball coach Matt Insell's, coached Tee's mother in high school. Higgins is expected to take in an Ole Miss practice on April 9th.

"I went down there for a (football) camp. I got to tour the place, but I never got a chance to really sit down with their coaches and talk about things. I did talk to coach Freeze for a bit, but I'm looking forward to seeing what they have to say this time."

What will be important when it comes decision time?

"I want to major in Communications. That's really the main thing. I'm looking at how strong of a program they have in communications."

Tee currently holds football offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina, Clemson, FSU, and many more."

There has been no timetable on a decision.

"Not at all. I haven't even thought about it."


Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com


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