Oak Ridge star Tee Higgins claims basketball offer from Vols


Tee Higgins, a four-star Oak Ridge High School wide receiver in the 2017 class, has been on the Tennessee football team’s wish list for a while.

Now the Vols basketball team is after him, too.

The 6-foot-4, 184-pound Higgins has received a basketball scholarship offer from the Vols, he posted to his Twitter account Thursday night.

The offer came after Higgins, accompanied by his AAU coach and former Vols guard Bobby Maze, stopped by UT’s campus on Tuesday afternoon, according to a 247Sports report.

Higgins holds a long offer list for football (including Alabama and Ohio State), but this is believed to be the combo guard’s third basketball offer. Middle Tennessee State offered first, followed by Auburn on June 2.

Higgins earned all-state honors in football and basketball last season and earned the PrepXtra Boys Basketball sophomore of the year award. He helped Oak Ridge reach the Class AAA state tournament, averaging a team-high 13.9 points along with 6 rebounds and 3 assists.