BLOG — The long wait to announce a college choice is finally over for Lafayette quarterback Jeremy Liggins. The standout who led the Commodores to back-to-back Class 4A state titles chose LSU tonight at Irie on the Square over an opportunity to play for both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Liggins decided he was going to play for LSU, instead of Ole Miss, after months of speculation as to where he would end up and being considered an Ole Miss lean. Liggins, who also had offers from Auburn and Alabama, gives LSU its only QB commit for the 2012 class. LSU has always been in Liggins’ picture from a recruiting standpoint. He attended camp there during the summer, while head coach Les Miles and defensive line coach Brick Haley have been battling for his commit and subsequent signature ever since.
Miles attended Lafayette’s regular season game against Shannon to get a better look at Liggins and also made an in-home visit with the signal caller and his family following the season. Liggins visited LSU officially Jan. 20-22 and came away very impressed with what the Tigers had to offer, saying he had a great visit and that he felt a part of the family.
Liggins threw for 1,660 yards and ran for 987 yards this past season. He accounted for 114 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career. Liggins was named to the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic this year and is regarded as one of the Top 150 players in the nation by ESPN.com.
The first day high school football players can sign is Wednesday.
For more on Liggins’ commitment to LSU, see Tuesday’s Sports pages in the Oxford EAGLE. (January 30, 2012)