Higgins took his official visit on Friday, but how did this whole thing start? Did Texas head coach Mack Brown call Higgins? Did Higgins call Texas?
"Neither, actually," said Higgins. "I went to a Junior Day. Then we (Schertz Clemens) were playing La Marque and they were watching a guy committed to UT (OL Aundre McGaskey) and they saw me go against him. So then they called my coaches and got my film. It went from there."
The 6'3", 254-pound Higgins could play either defensive end or defensive tackle for Texas. His combination of power and elusiveness is something that initially attracted the Longhorn coaches to him.
"My quickness and ability to rush the quarterback," said Higgins when asked what he brings to the Horns. However, football is what he primarily wants to get out of his experience at Texas.
"My degree first," said Higgins, "so I can do physically therapy. Then after that, if I can take my game to the next level, I'll do that."