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Old 12-12-2014, 10:30 AM
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Default LIVE from Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS - Huggins Announcement

Just walked into the building and I've already spotted Marion Hobby. I saw the Tigers' defensive ends coach in one hall, before I turned off on another to head to the auditorium.

10:42-Set up and ready to roll in the auditorium. Not much action to speak, just a few other reporters in here. There's a table with three chairs on the stage.

10:46-Cheerleaders and other athletes have been asked to leave class for the auditorium with an announcement over the PA.

10:49-The students are filing into the auditorium.

10:50-No sign of Huggins yet, but the auditorium is filling up pretty quickly.

10:53-Looks like most, if not all, of the students who were summoned to the auditorium have arrived. We're getting close.

10:55-OW head coach Tommy Brown is in the room. We're getting closer.

10:56-Brown places a Clemson hat and Georgia hat on the table.

10:58-Appears that most of the dignitaries from the school have arrived.

11:01-Huggins is in the auditorium, receivers a cheer from the students.

11:02-Huggins is sitting down at the table with his parents and coach Brown.

11:02-Brown is speaking.

11:03-Brown passes the mic to Huggins and his parents.

11:03-"It's a pretty good morning for me, I guess," Huggins said, goes on to thank God, his parents, his mentor, coach Brown, family, teammates and coaches.

"I'm very appreciative."

11:04-Huggins thanks the colleges and mentions that he's looking forward to starting his career at Clemson.

The Tiger hat is on.

11:04-Lots of cheers in the auditorium.

Huggins to Clemson.

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Old 12-12-2014, 10:49 AM
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Hale, anybody there from UGA?
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:54 AM
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Hale, anybody there from UGA?
Reporters? No.

Coaches? No.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:57 AM
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Reporters? No.

Coaches? No.
Gotta love it
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:58 AM
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lets all have group Huggins
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
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lets all have group Huggins
Jokes like that may turn him towards uga.. Ha
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:59 AM
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lets all have group Huggins
I'm not sure why...but this could be my favorite post ever
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:10 AM
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:36 AM
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Albert Huggins: A Decision

Huggins takes the stage for the biggest announcement of his life. The crowd in the auditorium at Orangeburg-Wilkinson high school produces a tense air but Huggins is cool and collected. He has waited for this moment ever since he saw a football at age three. He is the only one who knows where he will attend college. Not even his parents know where he will spend the next four years of his life. He savors the final moment before he picks up the mic and announces to the world where he, Albert Huggins, will attend college and what program he will represent.

"It's a pretty good morning for me, I guess," he says, jokingly.

"First, I want to thank God for blessing me with a gift," he continues. "I want to thank my parents, who made this day possible. I want to thank my mentor, Coach Brown and my teammates and coaches along with the rest of my family here today."

"I am very appreciative of everything that everyone has done for me to help me get to this point," he finishes.

Now is the moment. Two hats sit in front of him. One for Clemson, one for Georgia. Huggins takes a deep breathe and grabs the hat to his right, orange with a white Tiger Paw featured on the front. He is going to Clemson.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:40 PM
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Albert Huggins: A Decision

Huggins takes the stage for the biggest announcement of his life. The crowd in the auditorium at Orangeburg-Wilkinson high school produces a tense air but Huggins is cool and collected. He has waited for this moment ever since he saw a football at age three. He is the only one who knows where he will attend college. Not even his parents know where he will spend the next four years of his life. He savors the final moment before he picks up the mic and announces to the world where he, Albert Huggins, will attend college and what program he will represent.

"It's a pretty good morning for me, I guess," he says, jokingly.

"First, I want to thank God for blessing me with a gift," he continues. "I want to thank my parents, who made this day possible. I want to thank my mentor, Coach Brown and my teammates and coaches along with the rest of my family here today."

"I am very appreciative of everything that everyone has done for me to help me get to this point," he finishes.

Now is the moment. Two hats sit in front of him. One for Clemson, one for Georgia. Huggins takes a deep breathe and grabs the hat to his right, orange with a white Tiger Paw featured on the front. He is going to Clemson.
Nice write up! Thanks!
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:13 AM
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Great get. One of the biggest gets in this class based on ability and need
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:17 AM
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He is going to be a super player and will fill one of our needs, I love the big guys because they are what allows our skill players the time to shine!
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:26 AM
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Huggins speach

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Old 12-12-2014, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: LIVE from Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS - Huggins Announcement

Take that Marc Richt! Payback for the Gurley and Marshall drama. In yo face!

Go Tigers!!!

Welcome home Mr. Huggins.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:30 AM
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Very good news for the Tigers. I have to say I totally misjudged this. I'm just an alum and fan anyway. The tea leaves to me were really that he had shifted to UGA. I had posted a couple times that I did not feel this was going our way and that we may have lost opportunities with others. Hope the staff can pull in a couple more! Go Tigers.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:33 AM
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Now let's get Wilkins and this will be an elite D-line class.
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