February 17, 2011

Three stand out early for dual-threat quarterback

Jeremy Liggins led his team to a state championship and has subsequently picked up offers from "just about everybody in the SEC."

Still, the quarterback from Oxford (Lafayette County), Miss., feels no pressure to speed up the recruiting process. Instead, he's taking his time and checking out his myriad options.

"It's been a long recruiting process already but I'm just going with the flow," Liggins said last weekend while checking out Ole Miss' junior day. "I don't even know what I'm doing right now. I probably won't even know what I'll do until signing day."

Liggins, who led Lafayette County to a 31-6 win over North Pike in the Mississippi Class 4A state title game last December, had three rushing touchdowns in that game to cap a season that established him as one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the Southeast.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder said he plans "to take advantage of all my opportunities, go everywhere and see what they've got to offer."

While Liggins wasn't naming favorites last weekend, he said three schools stood out a bit, singling out Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss. All of those schools, Liggins said, are recruiting him as a quarterback.

As for the Rebels, Liggins said he and the Ole Miss staff haven't gotten too far in the recruiting process. However, he said he has kept up with the Rebels and knows a lot about Ole Miss.

"This is my hometown," Liggins said. "This is where I'm from."

Liggins said his focus this summer is on improving as an all-around player.

"There's always room for improvement," Liggins said. "I want to improve everything that I can."

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