Quarterback Jeremy Higgins has received a scholarship release from Utah State and will transfer to Hawaii, his father Jim Higgins confirmed to the WB today.
Higgins was named to the All-State second team as a Saint Louis School senior in 2009. He led the state in pass efficiency that year.
As a true freshman at Utah State in 2010, he played in two games, completing four of six passes for 22 yards.
Because UH is leaving the WAC after the 2011 football season, Higgins will only have to redshirt one year. After that, he will have three years to play three seasons.
Jim Higgins, a former Warrior player, is the manager for San Francisco 49er defensive lineman Issako Sopoaga. Jeremy Higgins’ older brother, Cameron Higgins, signed with Calgary of the Canadian Football League. His sister, Tayler Higgins, is a highly recruited volleyball player who took an unofficial visit to UH last week.
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The Warriors who are expected to be eligible for the 2012 NFL draft will be weighed, measured and administered the Wonderlic test during tomorrow’s Junior Day.
The results will be forwarded to 30 of the 32 NFL teams that participate in the information-sharing network.