Under-The-Radar CB Impresses NU

Warren (MI) High School cornerback Larry Lige has gone largely under the radar after serving as a backup during his junior season. However, the talented cornerback impressed NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald during a camp this afternoon.

Lige (5-8, 180) was in Evanston with Fitzgerald High School teammate D'Juan Morgan, who was invited down by the Northwestern coaches. He decided to join Morgan at the camp, and register on his own. That turned into a smart decision after Pat Fitzgerald talked to him.

"He told me to work hard," said Lige. "He's liking my times and my grade point average."

As a junior, Lige saw minimal playing time because there were two standout cornerbacks playing in front of him. That will change this season, when Lige is set to be a starter. For now, he's hoping to gain some attention from college coaches.

Lige decided to come to camp with Morgan—Fitzgerald High School's running back—to catch the eye of the Northwestern coaches. They did as they hoped.

"It was good," Lige said. "We just went to perform and show off, just hoping to impress the coaches.

After the camp, Lige and Morgan walked around Northwestern's campus and their football facilities.

"For a little while, we walked around the football facilities," Lige said. "It looked nice around campus. We didn't get a chance to look around because we had to go."

Lige is left at a major disadvantage because he does not have highlight film to show off in front of college coaches. This season, Lige will get his chance to become a starter, and hopes things pick up. When he's a starter, college coaches will be watching—Pat Fitzgerald included.

"He told me after a few games this season, send him some film," Lige said.


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