Liggins Visits National Champs, Talks Tigers

Quarterback Jeremy Liggins talks about his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

Oxford, Miss.--A very large and productive quarterback, 6-4, 260 Jeremy Liggins from Lafayette High took an unofficial visit to Auburn over the weekend to check out the Tigers. Getting a chance to watch Auburn in spring practice, spend time with the coaches and check out the campus, he said the trip was a good one for him.

"It was my first time going over to Auburn and they had some stuff I really like," Liggins said. "One thing I really like about their program is that they basically run the same stuff we run in high school. There would probably be more plays, but I would feel comfortable with it.

"The coaching staff is really cool," he added. "It could be a big part in the recruiting role too. Coach (Gus) Malzahn is a really good offensive coordinator. That's all he wants is a fast-paced offense. That really wears the defense down and sooner or later big plays will bust out of it."

Jeremy Liggins

One of the attractions for Auburn is the use of a similar quarterback last season in Cam Newton. A big guy that can run as well, Liggins said he definitely likes what the Tigers do on offense and believes he can be as good or better.

"A lot of people are telling me you could be the next Cam Newton," Liggins said. "I don't like to compare myself to him because I want to be better. There is always room for improvement in everything you do. I feel like if I work hard I can be better than him."

With a lot of young talent on the roster on the offensive side of the ball, Auburn is definitely a place that would be attractive for a quarterback looking for a future home.

"They've got really good running backs," Liggins said. "I like their running backs, offensive linemen, and receivers. They've got good receivers. That's going to be a big part of things because that revolves around me. Quarterbacks get the receivers the ball and the running backs too."

With offers from Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Tennessee, South Carolina in addition to Auburn, Liggins already has several top schools to choose from. Now that he's visited the Tigers he said they would be in his top three at the moment along with two SEC West rivals.

"They are up there pretty high since I've been over there," Liggins said. "I would say LSU and Alabama are up there too."


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