Savon Huggins will not be a part of the stacked running back group at Rutgers this spring. The former Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep star will transfer for his fifth and final season after sitting out 2014 with multiple injuries, sources told Scarlet Report.
Huggins received his release from head coach Kyle Flood following the conclusion of the season and victory in the Detroit Quick Lane Bowl. Huggins starts over his recruitment in January after the conclusion of the dead period.
Huggins totaled 938 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns during three injury-plagued seasons as a Rutgers running back. He split time with Jawan Jamison, Paul James and Justin Goodwin during his first three seasons. Huggins healed his body on the sidelines during his fourth season with sights set on one more year of college football.
A Scout five-star prospect, Huggins chose Rutgers over finalist North Carolina. Rutgers remains deep at running back despite Huggins’ departure, returning James, juniors Desmon Peoples and Justin Goodwin, freshman Robert Martin and Quick Lane MVP Josh Hicks.
Huggins was the East's top running back in the Class of 2011 and fourth overall in the Scout rankings. He is immediately eligible at the FBS level after sitting out 2014 because of an injury.