A big, physical piece of the Texas Longhorns wide receiver puzzle will fall into place on Tuesday evening when Austin Bowie product Elijah Higgins announces his commitment:
The recruiting process has been surreal. Not once did I imagine I’d be in this position, but my support system made it all possible. It’s been nothing short of a blessing and I want to thank all who’ve been a part of it. Announcing my commitment tomorrow @ 7pm.— Elijah Higgins (@ehigggz) December 18, 2018
The 6’3, 214-pounder hasn’t released a final list of schools, but the perceived finalists are Florida, Stanford, and Texas.
After receiving an offer from the Longhorns in January following a breakout performance at the Army Combine, Higgins seemed like a Texas lean, a perception only heightened by his consistent presence on campus throughout the spring.
However, when Lake Travis wide receiver Garrett Wilson committed to Ohio State in late April and Higgins took a visit to Palo Alto in early May, the shape of the big wide receiver’s recruitment took a different shape. Since then, the Cardinal have emerged as the heavy favorite.
“The aroma of the whole Stanford program intrigues me,” Higgins told HookEm.com in early November. “My decision will come down to how I’ll be utilized and developed as a player, as well as the relationships I have at the school.”
The Texas staff has continued to push for a commitment from Higgins, hosting him for an official visit for the West Virginia and conducting a final in-home visit with him late last week:
A consensus four-star prospect, Higgins is ranked as the No. 97 player nationally, the No. 15 wide receiver, and the No. 18 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.