This season, Higgins has 13 touchdowns receiving and also has two punt returns for touchdowns for his 7-0 Oak Ridge high school football team that is ranked #2 in Tennessee's class 5A.
In 2015, he had 46 receptions for 841 yards and 16 touchdowns and lead Oak Ridge to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state playoffs. The 4-star playmaker was the first freshman to start at Oak Ridge since 2002 and had 23 catches for 387 yards and six touchdowns for the undefeated Wildcats in 2014.
Other players are the list were Cam Akers, QB/RB, Clinton (Miss.), J.T. Daniels, QB, Mater Dei (Calif.), Jake Fromm, QB, Houston County (Ga.), Najee Harris, RB, Antioch (Calif.), Tate Martel, QB, Bishop Gorman (Nev.), Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cass Tech (Mich.), Shawn Robinson, QB, DeSoto (Texas), and Tim Tawa, QB, West Linn (Ore.).
The award for the top offensive player will be announced in December.