Liggins leads Louisiana-Based 7-on-7 Squad

The Louisiana-based 7-on-7 team reached the final four of the New Level Athletics/Badger Sport 7-on-7 National Championship today in Dallas. While the bulk of Coach Jimmy Smith's roster hails from the Pelican State, they received help from a few out-of-state prospects, including QB Jeremy Liggins...

"We made it to the final four, but we got eliminated by 1925, which is one of the two California teams," said Jimmy Smith, head coach of the Louisiana squad. "We won three games today and lost two. Both losses came to California teams; once to 1925 and once to B2G.

"We beat Pennsylvania, Maryland and Dallas. We starting rolling and playing well today, but there wasn't a break between some of the games and we didn't have much of a bench. We didn't have any depth, with only two extra players."

Which players performed well Sunday?

"Darion Monroe (Texas A&M commit) is the best cornerback in Louisiana," said Smith. "He shut down some top-notch receivers. For instance, he locked down (four-star WRs) Jordan Payton and Bryce Treggs. Darion also played offense for us, and he was very effective in the slot. He's a BCS-caliber receiver. He played with a lot of intensity.

"Travin Dural (LSU commit) was unstoppable today. He was catching jump balls and nobody could get a clean jam on him. Travin made several highlight-reel catches. He really stepped up his game from yesterday. Ahmad Fulwood got banged up and missed half of our games today, and teams started double-covering Travin after Ahmad went out. Travin was splitting the double teams, though."

Another Florida product, University Christian WR Jenson Stoshak, drew praise from Smith all weekend.

"Stoshak was lights out," beamed Smith. "He's unbelievable."

At quarterback, both Jeremy Liggins and Dshaie Landor continued their consistent efforts.

"Liggins was sensational," said Smith. "When he gets his footwork down, he's going to eventually be one of the best college football quarterbacks in the nation. He played tight end for us as well, and he has good hands. He's a rock-solid 260 pounds.

"Landor proved once again that he is a Division I quarterback. He made good reads, completed several difficult throws and has a real strong arm."

Nigel Robertson (Thibodaux HS) and Lorenzo Doss (St. Augustine) also were mentioned by Smith for their significant contributions.

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