5-star Higgins has ‘great’ experience at All-America game

Along with future teammates and Clemson commits Amari Rodgers and A.J. Terrell, Oak Ridge (Tenn.) five-star wide receiver Tee Higgins recently competed in the annual Under Armour All-America Game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Higgins about his experience at the esteemed all-star event, which showcases 115 of the nation’s top high school prospects.

“It was great,” Higgins said, “knowing I was going against the best of the best.”

Higgins and Rodgers joined Ray-Ray McCloud as the only receivers to represent Clemson in the 10-year history of the game.

Higgins and Rodgers were on the same team, Team Armour.

“It was a lot of fun,” Higgins said of hanging out and playing with Rodgers. “Me and Amari got to know some other good athletes.”

Higgins, who committed to Clemson in July, said participating in the game helped him grow as a player by giving him a taste of what the next level will be like.

“Oh yeah,” Higgins said, “it helped a lot.”

What was the highlight of the experience for the 6-foot-4, 180-pounder?

“All the gear,” Higgins said, laughing.

Higgins and most of Clemson’s other 2017 commits will take their official visits this month.

Higgins is looking forward to spending more time with those who will be a big part of his life over the next several years.

“Just getting to hang out with my future coaches and teammates,” he said.

Higgins is a consensus top-50 player in the 2017 class and a top-25 player by Rivals, 247 and ESPN.

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