Buggs (6-1, 180) started every game of his high school career, giving him the most starts of any player under coach Tommy Parks, and did so at different positions. As a freshman he played wide receiver and defensive back and then moved into the starting quarterback position for the next three seasons. In all, that’s 43 games and a 21-22 overall record in that time.
Buggs said he expects that experience and versatility to help him at the next level, where he expects to play wide receiver and defensive back.
“I kind of want to be on the defensive side, and I kind of want to be on the offensive side,” Buggs said. “I just want to be used. I want to play quarterback a little bit, wide receiver, I want to catch the ball, I want to run the ball. I just want to help the team out so we can come out and just have a good team and good outcome for the season.”
Buggs is getting a little early prep time, too, as he is expecting to play on special teams, at wide receiver and at free safety for the Georgia team in Georgia vs. Alabama Indoor All-Star Classic to be played at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center.
Buggs is one of three local players to sign with Highland this year. He joins Smiths Station running back Lorenzo Betties and LaGrange quarterback Braxton Smith, who is the Georgia team’s quarterback in this weekend’s indoor all-star game.