Rutgers lands Blair Academy 3-star tight end Mike Higgins Jr.

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Rutgers football got a second victory on Saturday, the Scarlet Knights beating Illinois on the road and then landing tight end Mike Higgins.

Higgins, who played at Don Bosco before going for a post-graduate year at Blair, earned the offer earlier this month. The Scarlet Knights were his only FBS offer. He is a three-star recruit according to Rivals.

The 6-foot-5 Higgins has good athleticism and range, showing maturation and development during his season at Blair. He is the only current Rutgers commit who is coming in as a tight end.

On Saturday, Higgins’ future team beat Illinois on the road 20-14. Rutgers was solid, not turning the ball over and dominating at the line of scrimmage to even their record at 4-4 (1-4 Big Ten). The win snapped a four-game losing streak for Rutgers, all in Big Ten play.

His father, Mike Higgins Sr., was a baseball player at Rutgers who was taken in the 1993 MLB Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies.