The first day for high school football prospects to sign with college programs may be 11 months away, but Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins is already starting to investigate schools that have offered him a scholarship. Liggins, a rising senior for the Commodores, will be in Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend to take part in Alabama’s Junior Day activities.The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Liggins has already been offered by the Crimson Tide as well as several other Southeastern Conference schools including Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Auburn.
The Tigers offered Liggins, the 2009 EAGLE Player of the Year, most recently, while Southern Miss offered Liggins over the phone this past National Signing Day on Feb. 2.
All of the schools that have offered Liggins want him as a quarterback, the position he most wants to play in college.
“It makes me feel good but at the same time, I know there is always room for improvement and I can always work to get better,” Liggins said about schools that think he can fit into their system as a dual-threat quarterback.
Liggins is being recruited to Alabama by newly hired offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. Defensive line coach Bo Davis was Liggins direct recruiter at Alabama before he left to take the same position at Texas this past month.
Liggins said Thursday night he wanted to see what Alabama, a school he has already visited, had to offer him from an education standpoint as much as anything else.
Liggins also added that he was planning to visit several camps over the summer and had a goal of dropping weight before the 2011 season through additional cardiovascular workouts.
Liggins does not expect to commit until National Signing Day next February.
He is currently playing baseball this spring before spring drills begin in earnest. Last season Liggins was second in the area in rushing with 1,182 yards and scored 17 touchdowns.
He also threw for 1,662 yards and 20 touchdowns as he helped lead the Commodores to a 16-0 record and their first Class 4A state title. (March 4, 2011, Page 6A)