Clemson is highly selective when it comes to offering wide receivers. In recent years the Tigers have been able to attract some of the best in the country to their program. With their pick of national talent, the Tigers haven’t done much with in-state receivers recently. The last one they signed was Derion Kendrick of South Pointe, and he’s now a cornerback.
It remains to be seen if that will change for the 2021 class. The state has a good group of receivers who are drawing major offers. Among them is Ahmari Huggins-Bruce (5-11 155) of Dillon. Georgia Tech offered on Wednesday. He also has offers from Arkansas, Louisville, Duke, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington State, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State. And Clemson is showing solid interest.
“Hearing a lot,” Huggins-Bruce said of his contact from the Tigers. “Clemson, that’s the national champion. That would be a big offer. They’re just telling me to be patient with them, I’m an in-state guy and they don’t offer early. As soon as coach (Tyler) Grisham got the receivers, job he’s been talking to me. He likes my effort after the catch, my speed, my hands, stuff like that.”
Huggins-Bruce said he’s not heard that much from USC though his coach told him the Gamecocks contacted him last week asking questions. He visited USC for the Appalachian State game this season.
Huggins-Bruce has not narrowed his list to a group of favorites, but he knows what he’s looking for in his top schools.
“School where I know I can go and have an impact on the team, and a school that’s got my major, engineering,” Huggins said. “And a place that throws a lot.”
Huggins-Bruce has three unofficial visits coming up. He will go to Tennessee January 18th, Louisville on the 25th and North Carolina February 1st.
Last season Huggins helped Dillon reach another state championship game. He caught 50 passes for 1003 yards and 14 touchdowns. He plans to sign in December and graduate early.