Lawing a father figure to a 2015 DL

The Gators have been very active in the state of South Carolina this year in recruiting. Last week they visited the top prospect in the state for 2015.

2015 Orangeburg (S.C.) Orangeburg Wilkinson defensive end Albert Huggins received a visit from Florida’s new defensive line coach last week.

“Coach (Brad) lawing visited me last Tuesday,” Huggins said. “He was talking to my coach and answering a few questions that I had about Florida for me. He was telling my coach about the graduation rate at Florida and how the 2015 recruiting class looks and how that I’m high on their board for next year at Florida.”

After Lawing left, the 6-foot-2, 279-pound Huggins called the Gators defensive line coach to ask him a few questions about the Gators.

“I asked him how I would fit into the defense and how their engineering program was at Florida,” Huggins said. “He told me that right now I have two more years of high school football. He wants to see how my body is when I’m a senior and after he sees that, he will be able to tell me if I’m a defensive tackle or defensive end.”

This wasn’t the first time for Lawing to meet the 2015 prospects Huggins, the two of them have established a good relationship in recent time.

“We have a great relationship, he is like a father figure to me,” Huggins said. “I met him when he was at South Carolina and we’ve had a great relationship ever since. He is a great coach and a nice guy to talk too. He has a lot of experience coaching the defensive line and has coached a lot of good players. I could learn some stuff from him as a coach.”

Huggins says that Florida is recruiting him hard and that he talks to the Gator coaching staff often, including coach Will Muschamp.

Huggins also says he will visit Florida for its Friday Night Lights camp in July this summer.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.