"I regret it," he said. "But I'll be there some time soon."
Even though Liggins didn't witness the homecoming victory, the 5-11, 185-pound playmaker heard all about it from former high school teammate Je'Ron Hamm, a freshman receiver at ULM.
"It had a great impact (on me) seeing Troy was the top team in the conference," Liggins said. "ULM has a young team. If they can go out and do that, there's more in store to come." Needless to say, Liggins is taking a hard look at Monroe as a college home.
"They're higher on my list," he said. "I was just talking to them. I've got a former teammate there. I could go there and I'm pretty sure I'd fit in."
"He's happy there," Liggins said. "Everything is going great. If you work hard, you get a chance and I agree with that."
Liggins is a primetime player for an explosive Leesville team that is 7-2 heading into the final week of the regular season and has wrapped up the district championship. He's scored 27 touchdowns (11 rushing, 14 receiving and two by kickoff return) has 40 catches for 985 yards receiving and another 855 yards rushing. Against West Monroe, he scored four touchdowns and had 148 receiving yards.
"I'm pretty much all over the field," he said. "I play outside receiver, slot, tailback, quarterback in our wildcat, kick returner, punt return and I line up at cornerback."
For his career, Liggins has 105 catches for 2,070 yards and 28 receiving touchdowns. He's scored 50 career touchdowns overall and has eight career games with more than 100 receiving yards.