Kerrick Huggins talks TAMU commitment

It was only a matter of time when Dallas Skyline would get on the board with a commitment from the 2013 class. ESPNU Watch List defensive tackle Kerrick Huggins became Skyline’s first 2013 commit Saturday afternoon.

Huggins committed to Texas A&M and became the Aggies’ seventh commit of the 2013 class. Of those seven commits, four are defensive players, and he became the third defensive lineman to commit to the Aggies.

For Huggins, the decision was somewhat simple. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound junior wanted to play college ball either in the SEC or the Big 12.

“It’s the only place in Texas where I can be in the SEC,” Huggins said. “Plus, I like the academic program. It feels like a good fit for me.”

Recruited by A&M receivers coach David Beaty, Huggins also had offers from SMU, Colorado State, North Texas and Texas Tech. He also was receiving interest from Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Mississippi State and Arkansas.

The Aggies will get a lineman who enjoys sewing up holes and stopping the run. He was a valuable member of a Skyline team that was ranked in the top 20 of the final Fab 50 for the 2011 season.

Huggins said announcing his verbal commitment early helped take a lot of pressure off him. He now will focus on upcoming junior days, camps and spring workouts. Huggins said he plans on attending A&M’s junior day next Saturday.

“It’s kind of like a big relief,” Huggins said of ending the process.