2021 Receiver Building On Virginia Tech Offer

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Ahmari Huggins-Bruce
Wide Receiver, Class of 2021
Dillon High School, Dillon, SC
5-11, 155       

NCAA recruiting rules restrict how much college football programs can speak with anyone in the 2021 recruiting class, but Dillon (SC) wide receiver Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has been proactive.           

Huggins-Bruce has already taken in four games this season. One of those schools he visited, Virginia Tech, became the first to offer, in September. It’s just a start, but Huggins-Bruce is getting a feel for his early options, with a couple of visits still upcoming.           

“I’m looking for somewhere I can go and be comfortable, play ball and meet new brothers,” he said. “I want it to feel like a home. Just something that fits me. It’s more just a feeling kind of thing.”           

Huggins-Bruce participated in one of the Hokies’ camps in June. But his visit last weekend, for their game against Boston College, marked his first gameday experience in Blacksburg.           

“The fans are big, I saw a few facilities and they’re nice,” Huggins-Bruce said. “I talked to coach (Holmon) Wiggins, the wide receivers coach, and Coach (James) Shibest. I got to talk to some players. Then, as soon as I got on campus, there was a guy walking me around, like they already knew me. I thought it was going to be like South Carolina, but their fans opened it up. I like the entrance, where everybody’s jumping. That crowd right there is live.”           

Shibest has been Huggins-Bruce’s primary recruiter, and so far, they’ve built a good relationship.           

“He’s a nice guy,” Huggins-Bruce said. “He keeps it real with you. He told me he liked me in camp and they’d be offering me in a year. Less than a year later, they offered me. I can vibe with him. He’s close and I can just talk to him about anything.”