Wide receiver Eric Huggins is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2005, and he has college coaches from all over flooding him with mail. The Palmetto State athlete isn't in a hurry to make a decision, so expect a lengthy battle.
"I already have a lot of offers from real good schools, so I'm not in a rush. Most everyone has told me they weren't going to try to push me, so I'm going to take my time. Schools like Oklahoma, Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn - real good football schools - have offered and have told me they're really interested. I have a lot of options to look at."
The 6-foot-3, 186-pound wide receiver from Conway, S.C. runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and may be the top skill position player in South Carolina. Huggins is interested in Virginia and Virginia Tech, and thinks those schools have a good shot to land them.
"Oklahoma is my favorite, so they've got the best shot now, but I like UVA and Virginia Tech too. They're right up there with Auburn, Michigan, Tennessee, Clemson and all the others. Distance from home isn't going to be a real big factor, and I think Virginia and Virginia Tech would both offer a lot. Virginia's program is improving every year, and Tech is proven at developing NFL talent and winning. I just want to be able to showcase my skills on a big stage. Virginia Tech is probably a little higher than UVA right now, but they're both good options."
Huggins is the teammate of Hivera Green, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive end. They've talked about the possibility of going to school together, but that isn't a done deal by any means.