Oxford, Mississippi native, Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen selection, and big-bodied quarterback Jeremy Liggins committed to play football for LSU tonight. His commitment was hosted by Oxford's 102.1 (Reb Sports Radio) and was broadcast live from a very crowded Irie, every Oxonian's favorite Carribean-themed bar.
He led the Lafayette County Commodores to a 42-3 record during his last three years as their starting quarterback. He is a whopping 6'4", 290 pound dual-threat athlete. He was rumored for a long while to be a strong lean to either Mississippi State or Ole Miss, and was even seen around town in Oxford and on the Ole Miss campus wearing Ole Miss gear as recently as this past week. Just two days before National Signing Day, however, Liggins was reportedly committing to LSU, citing their quarterback depth, recent success, and opportunity to play as a freshman as his reasons.
He is a raw, athletic quarterback, but his athleticism and size alone make him worthy to work his way into a significant backup role as a freshman. There are concerns with his weight, but one must imagine that a legitimate SEC weight program could best manage his size.
Congrats, Jeremy. You broke the hearts of a lot of grownups today, which is kinda cool, I suppose.
[More to come on this if anything develops. Also, more to come on this because it's just kinda funny, right?]