Oak Ridge junior wide receiver Tee Higgins announced on Twitter on Monday that he has officially committed to play football at the University of Tennessee.
Higgins, who is a 6’4″ and 185 pounds, is the No. 1 Class of 2017 prospect in the state, according to 247Sports.
Higgins chose the Volunteers over scholarship offers from more than a dozen other teams, including Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Ole Miss.
Higgins is also ranked No. 1 in Tennessee by Scout.com.
Higgins opened the 2015 football season on Friday with three catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns against the Clinton Dragons.
He told reporters that he was ready to commit, and UT is close to home and his family can come and watch him play.
Higgins also plays basketball, and he played in the Class AAA State Championship game for the Oak Ridge Wildcats in 2014 and again in the quarterfinals in 2015.
Higgins was also a top receiver for the Wildcats last year, when Oak Ridge (12-1) made it to the state quarterfinals.
See Higgins’ announcement on Twitter on Monday here.
His commitment comes just one day after Tennessee landed a commitment from four-star quarterback Hunter Johnson of Brownsburg, Indiana.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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