'Bama Defender Setting Visits

A ball hawking safety from the football mad state of Alabama is setting visits and preparing to learn more about his top schools.

Safety Chris Huffman plays in the ultra-competitive Montgomery, Alabama area, and stood out as a senor at Jefferson Davis High School. He helped lead Jeff Davis to the playoffs with 70 tackles and six interceptions this year, and also reached paydirt four times from his wide receiver spot. However, it's on the defensive side of the ball where Huffman sees his future.

A ball hawking defender, Huffman counts his awareness as one of his best attributes.

"I have an instinct, an awareness of the game," Huffman said. "That's something all the great ones have. That, and just a love for the game. Those are the things that help me succeed."

Huffman hasn't put his favorite schools in any order yet, but counts West Virginia, Memphis, Louisville, Alabama and Florida State as his top five. The Mountaineers and Cardinals have offered, and another from the Tigers is expected shortly. The talented defender has set up trips to West Virginia and Memphis in January, and plans to take all of his trips before making his call.

"I haven't ranked the schools or put them any order yet," said the soft-spoken Alabamian. "I want to take all my visits and see what all the schools are about. I probably won't commit until I've done that."

Huffman, who is being recruited for West Virginia by assistant head coach Rick Trickett, is not averse to a position change down the road.

"I think that later on in college, I could put some weight on, and anything could happen," said the Jeff Davis product. "I wouldn't have any problem changing positions. Anything to win!"

That sort of attitude makes Huffman an attractive recruiting target, especially with his ability to fit at multiple spots on the defense. His scheduled trip to WVU will be his first visit to see the Mountaineer campus.

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