Virginia offers Eastern Kentucky receiver with impressive numbers

By Jerry Ratcliffe

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Virginia football is trying to rebuild depth in its wide receiver room and reached out with an offer to former Eastern Kentucky’s Jayden Higgins on Wednesday.

Higgins, originally from Miami’s (Fla.) Westminster Christian School, entered the transfer portal this week and already has offers from UVA, Mississippi State, Iowa State and Tulane.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver has two years of eligibility remaining.

He was the first Eastern Kentucky receiver to compile 757 yards and 10 touchdowns in a season (2022) since 2000. As a sophomore this past season, he posted those numbers with 58 catches.

As a true freshman in 2021, he had 29 receptions for 394 yards and three scores.

In high school, Higgins was ranked the No. 376 overall prospect in the state of Florida by 247Sports.