September 11, 2011
Higgins talks about his commitment to the Bulldogs
HUTTO, Texas - One of the problems with committing so early to a school is that fans start believing that as time passes maybe you are starting to sour on the school you originally committed to.
That is not the case with the first commitment of the Class of 2012 for Sonny Dykes and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
Ryan Higgins is a Bulldog and he can't wait to arrive on campus and start competing for playing time.
"So far my senior year has started off really well," Higgins said. "We were able to start the season off with a perfect 2-0 record heading into our first away game this week. I am of course picky as the quarterback so I think we have been playing a little sloppy. I think we can do much better and I hope that starts very soon. Practice has been going well as of late so I think we are going to start to see improvement very soon.
"We have a lot of new starters on both sides of the ball and it is taking them a little while to get their feet wet. Hopefully as the season progresses and they have more and more game experience we will all get comfortable and really start firing on all cylinders."
Despite being a Bulldog commitment since June 15th of this year, Higgins said he is still being recruited by the Louisiana Tech staff and stays in constant contact with the coaching staff.
"I actually talked to the coaching staff a couple of days ago and we talked about the (Louisiana Tech-Southern Mississippi) game," Higgins said. "We also talked about trying to come up with a date that would be the best weekend for me to make my official visit. I want that to come very soon. I am definitely looking forward to it."
Rumors are also swirling that Tech will not be the only official visit that Higgins will take this fall, something Higgins said Bulldog fans really do not need to worry about.
"That is the plan," Higgins said. "I am going to take some trips to some nice campuses with my dad. My dad and I just thought it would be fun to go on some road trips. I know we have talked about TCU, of course we would love to go to like a Hawaii; really it is just anywhere my dad thinks would be a cool trip for both of us to go and just enjoy some football.
"I'm a 100-percent Louisiana Tech Bulldog. There is no doubt in my mind where I am going. To the Louisiana Tech fans reading this I assure you that there is nothing to be worried about. I am definitely a Bulldog."
When it comes to when he does arrive on campus, Higgins said that the fact that the quarterback competition he will be facing is different than when he committed has zero effect on his views of Tech. (Note: When Higgins committed redshirt junior Colby Cameron was projected to be the starter but true freshman Nick Isham was named the starter).
"It really has no effect," Higgins said of the quarterback situation. "It doesn't change my opinion or anything like that. I don't care who I'm competing against for playing time. I believe I can beat out whoever is there whether they are a senior, sophomore or a fellow freshman once I arrive on campus. The new quarterback situation at Tech has zero effect on how I view those guys."
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