A little over two months after coming back to Lafayette County from a summer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, former Commodore standout Jeremy Liggins has decided on his next school — Ole Miss.The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Liggins gave a verbal pledge to the Rebels, according to a source, today. Lafayette head coach Eric Robertson, who served as defensive coordinator during Liggins’ tenure, also confirmed news about Liggins committing to the Rebels.
The two-time Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year signed with LSU out of LHS last February. He did not meet freshman academic eligibility requirements and ended up signing with Gulf Coast over the summer. It appeared Liggins would begin his college career as the Bulldogs’ quarterback, but he left as the team was reporting for summer drills and after taking some classes in Perkinston.
Liggins is currently taking two classes at Northwest Mississippi Community College while he attempts to garner a qualifying score on his ACT. He is scheduled to take the test later this month. Liggins, who accounted for 114 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career at LHS, had offers coming out of high school from Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama and others.
Liggins helped lead the Commodores to two straight MHSAA Class 4A state titles in 2010 and 2011 as well as state runner-up final in 2009. (October 15, 2012)