Tee Higgins, a five-star wide receiver at Oak Ridge High School who has committed to Clemson, talked to The Clemson Insider about his experience at The Opening finals in Beaverton, Oregon, last week. You can read the interview with The Clemson Insider here.
Among other things, Higgins said his relationship with Tigers coach Dabo Swinney and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott were important factors in his decision to commit to Clemson.
“They were a big part,” Higgins told The Clemson Insider. “They made Clemson feel like I was at home.”
Higgins competed with other top high school football prospects from across the country at the Nike Football The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Oregon, from July 5-10. He was listed as a top 10 performer on Day Two by Scout.com.
Higgins caught 46 passes for 841 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns for the Oak Ridge Wildcats as a junior in 2015.
Scout.com lists him as the number five wide receiver and number one in Tennessee.
Higgins had announced in August that he had officially committed to play football at the University of Tennessee. But then he announced in February that he was re-opening his recruitment for basketball and football.
Higgins announced his commitment to Clemson in a July 4 video that included a barbecue cookout with friends and family, and orange and purple fireworks in the sky.
He joins Catholic wide receiver Amari Rodgers as area rising seniors to choose Clemson, and the two have built a close relationship.
Read The Clemson Insider interview here.
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