Liddell Visits Arkansas State

Pine Bluff Dollarway safety Joshua Liddell made an unofficial visit to the Arkansas State campus on Monday. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound safety, Liddell received an offer from the A-State coaching staff this month after attending Bryan Harsin football camp at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

It is one of five offers for Liddell, who also has invitations from Louisiana-Monroe, hometown Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Louisiana Tech and Memphis. On Monday, he made a visit to Jonesboro.

"It was real good, it went very well," he said. "I was very pleased."

He met with Antwon Murrary, the player personal director, coach Steve Caldwell and coach Blake Baker. We toured the facilities and the campus. "It was very nice, I liked it," he said.

It was his second trip to Jonesboro. The first was a few years ago for his sister, who ran in an indoor track meet at the Convocation Center. Joshua is the youngest of 10 children.

"I was very surprised at how big it was," he said of the school. "They have a lot of nice new facilities they are building."

A two-sport standout, Liddell was the starting point guard for the Class 4A runner-up Cardinals' basketball team. He has brothers who play basketball at Central Arkansas and Arkansas Tech. He earned All-State honors in basketball but his preference is the gridiron.

"I like football,'' he said.

As a running back for the Cardinals he said he gained 1,300 yards and scored 10 touchdowns last season. At safety he had four interceptions. He picked off 12 as a sophomore.

"I think they quit throwing it my way," he said.

Liddell said he plans on majoring in physical therapy or athletic training.

He still intends to visit to ULM and La. Tech next month.

"I will probably make my decision by the end of the summer," he said. "At least I hope too."

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