January 9, 2012

Huggins gets offer from Tech

There's a new defensive tackle on Texas Tech's wish list.

Dallas (Texas) Skyline High School defensive tackle and Class of 2013 prospect Kerrick Huggins was offered by the Red Raiders last week after a stellar junior season that culminated with a Texas State Semi-Final appearance against eventual State Champion Southlake Carroll in arguably the best game of the high school football season.

"The recruiting process is going very good," Huggins said. "I'm talking to Texas Tech and Oklahoma mostly. I like Oklahoma because they're an up-and-up program and when I went up there I really like the environment. Tech, I like them because I visited when Oklahoma played them once and really liked their crowd and how friendly everyone is.

"I think at Tech I could really help them."

For 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds on the high school level, Huggins is incredibly fast. With his size he's an extremely effective bull rusher, but he's also very good at chasing down quarterbacks and running backs before they can hit the edge once he's knocked the center or guard three yards into the backfield.

"Being on the d-line, I'm trying to be explosive off the line," Huggins said. "Being able to keep track people in the backfield and making the tackles for loss are all a part of what I can do."

Huggins also has an uncanny vertical for someone his size. He recorded a 50-yard interception returned for a touchdown and had several other pass breakups this past season.

"This upcoming season, I'm just looking to get bigger, faster and stronger," the All-5A District 9 honoree said. "We're looking to get back into the playoffs and making another run."

Aside from Tech and Oklahoma Huggins has an offer from Colorado State, but Huggins didn't even mention them. It looks like it's going to be a Big 12 or at least BCS school battle for the Skyline product.

Because it's still early in the junior's recruiting process Rivals.com has not ranked Huggins yet. But from the film it looks like Huggins could go as high as a four-star prospect and definitely not lower than a three-star ranking.

Huggins said he's interested in attending football camps this summer but he's not expecting to make a commitment until after his senior football season at Skyline.

"I'm going to wait and see how it plays out," Huggins said. "I'm going to wait until after my senior season and consider my options."

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