Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators have landed another commit to the Gators 2018 class. Four-star defensive back John Huggins has committed to the University of Florida. Huggins committed after his official visit to the Florida Gators. Huggins is the 14th recruit to join the Florida Gators 2018 recruiting class. He is third recruit to commit to the Florida Gators under Dan Mullen. He is the fourth defensive recruit to commit to the Gators and Huggins is also the third defensive back in Florida’s class with Randy Russell and Amari Burney.
Who is John Huggins?
John Huggins is a four-star defensive back out of Mainland High School from Daytona Beach, Florida. Huggins was a former Florida State commit but backed off his pledge when their head coach Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M. The in-state defensive back is one of the top safeties in the country and is shows as he has 37 offers from some of the elite college football program. Huggins has offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina State and USF. According to ESPN, Huggins is the 23rd ranked safety in the country and the 63rd overall ranked recruit in Florida. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Huggins is the 32nd ranked safety in the country and the 76th overall recruit in Florida.
John Huggins is a 6’2” 205 pound safety. He is a big, physical corner who does a really good job of stopping the run. Huggins is built like a strong safety and isn’t afraid to play close to the line of scrimmage. Huggins is explosive and gets into the backfield quickly. The Mainland product is also good in coverage but doesn’t have the best speed to be a top coverage safety. Huggins is the classic all-around back that can help at safety or cornerback. Huggins is a very solid pickup for the Florida Gators who are in need of defensive backs especially safeties.