Name: Tee Higgins
Location: Knoxville, TN (Oak Ridge)
Position: Wide Receiver
40 Time: 4.60 seconds
Honors: Mr. Football 2015, All-State Selection, Junior All-American, The Opening Invitee, Mr. Basketball Finalist 2015
247: ★★★★★ #3 WR, #17 Overall
Rivals: ★★★★ #7 WR, #40 Overall
ESPN: ★★★★ #3 WR, #23 Overall
Check out the smoothness Higgins shows in this over the shoulder grab for a touchdown
This play looks an awful lot like Mike Williams TD against OU in ’14. Simple curl route with an extremely physical run after
Here you’ll see Higgins slightly outruns the throw so he elevates to reach over the defender, all while maintaining his balance upon landing. Oh, and he breaks a tackle.
Here’s Higgins in the open field. While he’s certainly not the quickest receiver around, he’s fluid and can “out-stride” most defenders.
And just for good measure…
If you haven’t figured it out already, this kid can flat out play. Crazy to think that Clemson could walk into Knoxville, Tennessee and pull out a player of this caliber right from under Butch Jones’ nose. The Vols try to tout themselves as the real WRU, but Higgins commitment to Clemson is living proof that the real WRU resides in Death Valley. As far as how Higgins fits into the offensive scheme, he’s slated to slide right into the 9, or boundary, position that is currently manned by Mike Williams, Deon Cain, and Trevion Thompson. Williams will be playing on Sundays next season and in my estimation either Cain or Thompson will slide over to the 5 position to make room for Higgins in the two deep. All the tools are there, and the comparisons to AJ Green are certainly warranted. I’ve gone on record saying his high school film is as impressive as any prospect I’ve seen since Sammy Watkins and he still has his senior season left to play. You just don’t find many legitimate 6’5″ wideouts that are as smooth and developed as Tee. This is one of those prospects that will be ready to contribute right out of the box, no assembly acquired. He’ll have to add weight to his frame, but after seeing the development of Mike Williams who exited Lake Marion at a whopping 175lbs, I don’t think anyone should be too worried about the outlook on that front.
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