Coach Speak: Levander Liggins

Louisiana Tech fans were overjoyed when the Bulldogs signed Leesville High School standout Levander Liggins. What does Leesville head coach David Feaster have to say about Liggins?

Leesville head coach David Feaster is known as an offensive mastermind, and spoke with him about Louisiana Tech signee Levander Liggins, who has been a shining star for the Wampus Cats the past few years.

"Tech got a steal," said Feaster. "Levander ran a 4.35 at an LSU combine, which was a legit time. Tech came down to see him and he dominated good teams, such as Sulphur and West Monroe. He scored three touchdowns against West Monroe in the first six minutes of the first quarter.

"Levander is a tremendous talent, a good student, and his teachers like him. He'll probably get in the game right away at Tech, and it will be good for us with him in Ruston, because we'll be able to go see him play."

Feaster said that Liggins is pleased with his decision to go with the Bulldogs.

"I never heard him say that he wished he'd signed with a Big 12 or SEC school," said Feaster. "He loved the coaches at Tech, and that's where he really wants to go to school. He wasn't disappointed.

"A lot of programs showed interest, but didn't pull the trigger. Many schools have a prototype receiver in mind -- a 6-foot-4 guy -- and if they don't run the spread, that's what they want. They want a big split end, but they aren't worried about whether the receiver can get off the line. Levander will play the slot at Tech and also get the ball on speed and jet sweeps. He'll run deep routes and short routes.

"He had plenty of options on where to play college ball. Wake Forest came in late and offered, as did Pittsburgh. SMU was in early on, as was Miami of Ohio."

Liggins accounted for almost 3,000 all-purpose yards last year for Leesville. He ran for 226 yards vs. Alexandria Senior High and caught eight passes for 158 yards vs. West Monroe.

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