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April 7, 2011

Liggins ready for spring ball

Last fall, Lafayette (Miss.) County junior Jeremy Liggins collected over 2,800 yards of total offense and accounted for 37 touchdowns. Now that the spring has arrived, the highly-touted quarterback is also helping his team win on the baseball diamond.

"Baseball is going pretty good and I am glad I am playing again," said the 6-foot-2 and 235-pound Liggins, who led the Commodores to the Class 4A state title last December. "We're 13-2 right now and I've been playing pretty good at first base and in center field. I haven't hit one out yet but I've hit six or seven off the fence."

Once baseball season concludes, Liggins will shift his focus back to the gridiron. Yes, last year was a successful campaign on a team level and individual level. But Liggins isn't going to rest on previous accomplishments.

"We start spring ball at the end of April," said Liggins. "I am just looking to get better at everything and that is what spring is all about. I want to improve everything from passing the ball, checking down the defenses and running the ball."

Liggins currently owns his share of offers from nearly the entire SEC. And that process of receiving his share of attention has been noticeable since his junior gridiron season.

"I haven't really gotten any new offers lately," said Liggins. "But it's great to already have offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Tennessee. All of them are recruiting me as a quarterback and that's fine with me."

With Mississippi State, Liggins noted he received their verbal offer early in the year but hasn't been in much contact of late. He is also hoping to visit numerous schools this summer when he makes his camp tour.

"I got a verbal offer from Mississippi State earlier this year," said Liggins. "I haven't heard much, though, from them lately. I was hoping to visit them maybe this summer and a lot of other schools. But I haven't really planned anything as far as trips go and it's hard right now to get away with baseball and all."

Owning numerous collegiate options, Liggins noted that he plans to continue his slow pace with recruiting.

"I really don't have any favorites right now," said Liggins. "I am just keeping my options open and see what all happens before I get serious with it. I want to try to go to as many SEC camps as I can this summer and that will help me narrow it down later."


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