UPDATED BLOG — Jeremy Liggins, the former Lafayette High quarterback who led the Commodores to back-to-back MHSAA Class 4A state titles the past two seasons, has called an audible.A day after leaving Lafayette County to re-join his new team, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs, Liggins was back at home pondering his next move. The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Liggins, who signed with LSU this past February, will sit out the fall semester in the attempt to meet freshman eligibility requirements.
Liggins, who was at Ole Miss’ Monday practice, said Monday night that even though he took some summer courses and worked out with his new teammates in Perkinston, he debated going back to play for the Bulldogs and coach Steve Campbell before he left Oxford Monday.
“Not taking anything away from junior college, I felt like I could get eligible for Division I ball without having to stay two years and risking injury and my scholarship being taken away,” said Liggins, who was expected to add depth at QB for the fourth-ranked Bulldogs. “I was kind of debating if I wanted to go back down there. I started thinking about the pros and cons of it. I decided to go and get eligible would be the better plan than sitting out two years.”
Now that the two-time EAGLE Player of the Year is back home, his next goal is to get back with his personal trainer and continue working on his ACT score.
“I’m not that far away on my ACT. I feel that with me having two more chances to take it I can get where I need to be,” Liggins said. “I’m going to try and get eligible and see where it goes from there. Once I get eligible, I’m looking for a place where I can step in and play without having to sit out two more years behind somebody.”
For more on Liggins, see Wednesday’s Sports section. (August 7, 2012)