Junior DL Albert Huggins of Orangeburg-Wilkinson was unable to make it to any games in the opening weekend of college football and is unsure of when that first trip will be. A family issue has made this less of a priority for Huggins. “My dad just had surgery so I don’t know when I’ll be taking a visit,” he said. He does, however, continue to hear from several schools including Clemson and USC. “They both just keep sending me information and are letting me know what’s going on,” Huggins said. Ole Miss, Wyoming, Tennessee, LSU, North Carolina, Southern Cal and Ohio State are among the other schools that continue to show interest. His latest offer is from Auburn which came just before the season began. USC, Clemson, SC State, Florida State, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, NC State and UNC are his other offers. “Right now, I’m just focusing on getting to 3-0 for the season,” he said. “I want to go to games at Alabama and Florida this year, if I can.” Huggins may try to make it to Columbia for the regular season finale between the Tigers and Gamecocks as well. He says he does not have any favorites.
OL Jake Whitley of North Augusta has been a Yellow Jacket in high school, and he will be a Yellow Jacket in college. Whitley announced on his Twitter page he has committed to Georgia Tech. He was offered by the Jackets Wednesday and committed later in the day. He also held offers from Maryland, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State, Marshall, Charlotte, Old Dominion and Mercer.
Class of 2015 ATH Carl Tucker, Jr. (6-2 215) of Cornelius, NC visited Clemson Saturday for the Georgia game. The Tigers were his first offer and Tucker was happy to take his first visit to the campus. “It was an amazing experience for me,” said Tucker. “That was my first (ESPN) Game Day atmosphere. I’ve been to games but never one like that. It was a great first-time visit for me. Clemson is definitely a good school. I love coach (Dabo) Swinney and my recruiting coach, coach (Danny) Pearman.” In the last two days, Tucker picked up his other two offers. “Tennessee offered me yesterday and Chapel Hill (North Carolina) offered me today.” Tucker does not have any favorites saying, “I’m interested in all schools interested in me. Clemson was my favorite but now that I have other offers, I have something to compare them to.” Georgia is the other school expressing interest. Tucker will visit Tennessee this weekend and North Carolina the next. As a sophomore he caught 27 passes for over 650 yards. He added eight interceptions on defense.
Junior WR Freddie Phillips of Pelion made his first trip this season taking in the Georgia Tech game versus Elon Saturday. His mother and father accompanied him to the game. “We got there a little late but I got a chance to go down on the field and see the pregame warm ups,” said Phillips. “We had a good time. It’s a nice place. Afterwards we got to meet with the coaches and they gave me a quick tour since I was late.” Phillips does not have any favorites but does like the Yellow Jackets. “They told me they’re definitely coming down to watch me play this season,” he said. “They told me they like what they’re seeing. Hopefully, that first offer will come soon.” Phillips continues to hear from Clemson, USC, North Carolina, NC State, Florida and Florida State as well. He has not planned his next trip. “I’m just waiting on the next school that invites me to a game,” said Phillips.