He was the second commitment Florida head coach Dan Mullen took for the Gators’ 2018 recruiting class. John Huggins is an athletic safety from Daytona Beach, Mainland High School. He’s getting bigger and stronger in anticipation of arrival on campus at Florida in June and can’t wait.

Huggins reports in now at 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds and says he is spending a lot of his free time just getting his body in the right shape for showing up in Gainesville in a couple of months.

“I’m grinding every day, working out, getting stronger, faster, preparing myself mental for college,” he told Swamp247 on Tuesday. “I’m also working on really high pointing the football and also steady making my feet quicker. Been running track for my speed.”

Huggins said that he was able to attend three spring practices at Florida in the last month and a half and says he was intently watching the safeties, the position he will play. The high octane is right up his alley.

“I love it, constantly bringing pressure,” he said. “That’s my type of play style. I am an aggressive player and it’ll show this fall.”

Defensive back coach Charlton Warren commented on Huggins when he signed with Florida back in December. He said the young man was a versatile player to bring into the secondary at Florida.

“He’s a very athletic guy that has played corner, played safety, and has come off the edge,” Warren said. “When you look at DB’s you want big, physical, versatile players that have tremendous ball skills. With the competition he’s played and the time he’s spent training, he’s a physically developed young man already in high school. He’s one of those young men that you hope has a chance to come in here and help you in many