Clemson WR Tee Higgins announces decision for 2020 season
It’s on to the NFL for star Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins.
The Oak Ridge, Tennessee native announced that he is declaring early for the upcoming NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season. A First-Team All-ACC selection, Higgins recorded 59 catches for 1,167 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior.
A former 5-star recruit in the class of 2017, Higgins committed to Tennessee on Aug. 24, 2015, but backed off that pledge on Feb. 4, 2016 and would later commit to (and sign with) Clemson. Higgins recently reopened some old wounds for Big Orange Nation when he reflected on what might have been had multiple Tigers players gone to UT instead.
“It really is crazy to think about it,” Higgins said ahead of the national championship game. “When (Travis Etienne) said it me and Amari (Rodgers) looked at him and was like, ‘Really?’ We were joking around like, ‘What if we would have went there? We could’ve been legends there like Amari’s dad.’ But we’re here at the national championship game and you can’t go wrong with that.”
Higgins had three catches for 52 yards along with a 36-yard rushing touchdown in Clemson’s 42-25 loss to LSU in Monday night’s national championship game. He shared his 2020 decision on Wednesday via his Twitter account:
Give God the Glory!🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/Our0IDe88I
— Tee Higgins⁵ (@teehiggins5) January 15, 2020