Some of Louisiana’s top prospects own offer lists that have already reached double digits, while others have not been as fortunate.
Players like Levander Liggins are still waiting for the offers to roll in. Of course, this has not deterred him from working any less; if anything, it has motivated him to take matters into his own hands.
Instead of Liggins waiting for college coaches to do all the chasing, the Leesville (La.) High School product has decided to go to them.
“The visit went pretty good,” said Liggins of his recent trip to Texas A&M. “I went there last month, and I liked everything about it. The coaches gave me a tour of the facilities and they told me how things would be handled if I went there. I also saw the stadium and I met with a nutritionist, which was my first time ever.
“I didn’t get an offer, but they told me they would let me know soon after they evaluated my film.”
Liggins' tour to the Lone Star State was his second campus stop of 2010. He made a visit to Baton Rouge in February.
“I didn’t make it to the spring game, but I did visit LSU for Junior Day," Liggins said. “It was really fun, and I got to hang out with my former teammate, Mike Ford. Mike showed me around campus and was just telling me to keep working hard and to keep my head in the books, because he said college is no walk in the park.”
While Liggins was busy touring the home of Mike the Tiger and hanging out with his old friend, the junior prospect also managed to have a sit-down with the LSU headman.
“While I was at LSU I sat down and talked to coach Miles,” he said. “He was impressed with what he already knew of me, but he said he still wanted to see me at camp this summer. He didn’t offer me because he hasn’t looked at my game film yet. My coaches are supposed to be mailing him my highlight tape this week, actually.”
Liggins claims LSU is already at the top of his list, and an offer from the Tigers would make his college decision that much easier.
“I plan on attending both of LSU’s camps this summer, and I’m hoping to get an offer,” Liggins said. “I love LSU. They are one of the top teams on my list. I feel comfortable there, and I can handle the weather. I was raised in Louisiana, and it would be nice to play for my home team.”
Liggins is coming off of a junior season comprised of 600 yards rushing, 600 yards receiving and 22 total touchdowns. Although these numbers are respectable, it has earned him just one offer - Arkansas State - thus far.
Liggins is hoping his versatility as a player will grant him more opportunities at the next level, but at the same time, he is motivated to get even better.
“I played quarterback in the Wildcat formation, tailback, slot receiver, cornerback, punt returner and kick returner,” Liggins said. “The colleges (LSU, Arkansas State, Mississippi State and Texas A&M) that I have been in touch with are recruiting me as an athlete, but I would like to play on offense, and most likely I’ll end up at receiver.
“We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”