Rutgers Visits Five-Star RB Huggins

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano had an in-home visit with St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) five-star running back Savon Huggins on Tuesday. It will be a busy week in the Huggins household with a few other schools coming in as well, capped by a weekend official visit. Find out how the visit with Schiano went, and also when the highly sought-after running back could make a decision.

An important moment in Rutgers' recruitment of St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) five-star running back Savon Huggins took place Tuesday when Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano had an in-home visit.

According to Huggins' father, Wendell, things went well as Schiano talked about how Savon would be used in the offense.

"It was basically what they're going to do in the future, what they're plans are," Wendell Huggins said. "It's pretty much what we've been discussing."

Among the hitting points of the visit was Rutgers' offensive line, a topic of high interest to the Huggins family.

"They got a commit from a JUCO guy the day before yesterday, and we saw some film," Wendell Huggins said. "They showed us some stuff on Rutgers, itself, and what it would be like to go to the school."

The elder Huggins said the visit went well, but respectfully declined to go into detail what the Scarlet Knights' plan is for the offensive line moving forward because of the confidentiality associated with such a meeting.

However, Huggins did say the feeling of having an in-home visit with Schiano varies from other schools.

"I would say it's a little bit different because we've known coach Schiano the past three years," Wendell Huggins said. "We know him from talking to him. It's a warmer greeting because he's basically someone you know feel that you know that you're talking to."

Schiano's visit comes at a busy time as schools look to get into homes before recruiting slows down after the weekend because of dead and quiet periods during the holidays.

An Auburn assistant is scheduled to be in the Huggins' home tonight, and a Southern California assistant is coming Thursday.

"I don't believe (those head) coaches are coming out until the second go-round," Wendell Huggins said.

Also, Wendell Huggins added his son's recruitment could last a while.

"I can see it (going) until signing day," he said.


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