Ranked as No. 1 player in South Carolina by many services…first time Clemson has signed the consensus top player in South Carolina since 2008 when Da’Quan Bowers became a Clemson Tiger…Huggins is ranked as the No. 60 overall player in the nation by 247 Sports…he is ranked No. 76 by Rivals.com, No. 104 by Scout.com and No. 168 by ESPN.com…Rivals.com and 247 Sports list him as top player in South Carolina, while ESPN.com lists him second…from a position standpoint, he is listed as the sixth best defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals and is 12th by 247.com….played in the US Army All-American game in San Antonio…his decision came down to Clemson and Georgia…played his high school football for Tommy Brown at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, the same school that sent Woody Dantzler to Clemson…at Orangeburg-Wilkinson had outstanding career that included 208 tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 28 sacks…as a senior had 73 tackles, including 10 sacks and three forced fumbles…had 65 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 11 sacks as a junior and 70 tackles with 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a sophomore…recruited to Clemson by Marion Hobby…committed on December 12, 2014 and enrolled on Jan. 7, 2015.
Mickey Plyler on Huggins: Huggins is an interesting prospect. He is a great kid with a magnetic personality. I can see him growing into a leader in this program. He is athletic enough to play defensive end but I think he will grow into a great defensive tackle. His upside really projects if he makes the move inside. It's easy to see how most think this is another top 100 player.
Reminds Plyler of: Ray Brown
He attended the Dabo Swinney football camp in June 2012, June 2013 and in June 2014. He is regarded as one of the top SC prospects in the 2015 class and could grow into a potential star at the next level. He prefers to play defensive end in college.
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As a senior, Huggins had 73 tackles and 10 sacks. As a junior, he had 65 tackles, 11 sacks, 13 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. As a sophomore, he had 64 tackles and four sacks. For his standout high-school career, he had 208 total tackles and 28 sacks.
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