Liggins Enjoys "Crazy" Atmosphere At Auburn

Jeremy Liggins talks about his visit for the Iron Bowl.

Oxford, Miss.—Jeremy Liggins is on the verge of making history at Lafayette High as his team will go for a second consecutive championship this Saturday in Jackson's Memorial Stadium, but before that can happen he got his first official visit in the books over the weekend when he took a trip to Auburn to check out the Iron Bowl.

"It was a great visit," Liggins said. "Everybody treated me like family and made me feel like I belong to the Auburn Tigers family. There are just great people around the city of Auburn. That includes the fans and coaches. When they want somebody there they are going to make them feel like they are supposed to be there."

Making his second visit to Auburn and seeing his first football game on the Plains, the 6-4, 270 Liggins said he was blown away by the atmosphere surrounding the Tigers.

"It's just crazy," Liggins said. "All I can say about AU fans is that they are crazy and they love their Auburn football. I love the atmosphere. It makes you want to come out and run through that tunnel with them.

"I like it over there," he said. "They treat everybody like one big family. It's like a home away from home. You know you'll be taken care of and you'll be comfortable there."

Being recruited as an athlete that could play a number of different positions on the next level, Liggins said that Auburn's coaches told him he would have a chance to compete for playing time right away for the Tigers.

"They were telling me I have a good chance to come in and play," Liggins said. "Everybody has to come in and earn the job, it's not going to be given to them. That's anywhere."

Still looking at Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, Liggins said he plans to take all of his visits before making a decision. Before that however he wants to finish out his season on a high note.

Currently 14-0 on the season and winners of 31-straight games, Liggins and his Lafayette High teammates will go for their second consecutive 4A title this Saturday against Laurel in Jackson. For the year Liggins has thrown for more than 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns and added more than 900 yards and 17 scores on the ground.

"It has been a heck of a run and we're just blessed to have a run like that," Liggins said. "Everybody doesn't get the chance to do something like that. It's just a gift from God. It means a lot, but it's not just me out there doing it by myself."


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