Highest rated signee in Clemson’s 2017 class according to ESPN, Scout and 247 Sports ... rated the No. 15 prospect in the nation by Rivals, No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 2 wide receiver in the nation … rated No. 18 overall, including second among receivers and second in Tennessee according to ESPN … rated the No. 19 prospect in the nation, No. 2 receiver and No. 3 in Tennessee by 247 Sports … second-team USA Today All-American ... played in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Fla. ... Mr. Football in Tennessee at the AAAAA level in 2015 and 2016 ... as a senior, had 68 receptions for 1,044 yards and 18 touchdowns ... added three scores on punt returns and one on an interception return ... that was an 89-yard return for a score ... helped his Oak Ridge High School team to a 9-3 record as a senior ... as a junior, had 46 receptions for 841 yards and 16 touchdowns ... helped team to an 11-3 record as a junior ... named AAAAA Back of the Year by the Tennessee Titans ... as a sophomore, helped team to undefeated season with 23 receptions for 387 yards and six scores ... started as a freshman, the first freshman to start at his high school since 2002 ... played for Joe Gaddis ... outstanding basketball player as well, he was a finalist for Mr. Basketball in Tennessee as a junior ... averaged 15 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior ... has done well on the hardcourt as a senior as well, helping his team to a 20-2 record through January 2017 ... committed to Clemson on July 4, 2016 ... wore #5 in football and basketball in high school ... chose Clemson over Tennessee, Ohio State, Florida State and Alabama ... recruited by Jeff Scott and Dan Brooks.
Mickey Plyler on Higgins: I think Higgins is the best prospect in this class. He is a rare athlete. The only wide out I have seen as equipped as Higgins entering Clemson is Sammy Watkins. Higgins is about 6-5 and has all of the skill of the big wide outs. He can go get the fade route and jump balls. he can go get the back shoulder throws. But his top end speed is unmatched. He shifts like a smaller wide out. Higgins can take screen passes and underneath passes and turn them into 80-yard touchdowns like Watkins did. I watched him at Clemson's camp and his hands are college ready. God doesn't make too many athletes like Higgins.
Reminds Plyler of: Randy Moss or A.J. Green. Former Clemson player would be a faster Mike Williams, Martavis Bryant
Clemson offered on 10/28/14.