Liggins Ready To Shine

Levander Liggins is a versatile player who is being recruited on both sides of the football. Read on to find out more about this exciting prospect from southwest Louisiana.

Levander Liggins does a little bit of everything on the field for Leesville High School. Quarterback, Slotback, Running Back, Corner - you name it, Liggins has done it. Last Friday, Liggins dazzled in a spring scrimmage vs. 5A Pineville, rushing for 89 yards on eight carries with a TD and catching four passes for 177 yards and three more TDs.

"We were clicking at the scrimmage and hopefully we can continue that this fall," said Liggins, who is being recruited on both offense and defense. "My position in college depends on each school. Most colleges run the spread these days, so if it's a four-wide receiver offense, then I can play the slot. Some schools want me as a corner because of my height.

"I measured at 6-foot-0 the other day, but I had on shoes. I'm really 5-foot-11, 179-pounds. I would rather play offense because I want the ball in my hands, but I will help my team in any way possible."

Liggins currently has two offers.

"I received an offer recently from Louisiana Tech, and I have a verbal offer from Arkansas State," he said. I don't have a favorite school right now, I'm just looking around."

Leesville, which is a 4A school, finished last season 4-6, but the Wampus Cats should improve under the watchful eye of head coach David Feaster.

"Coach Feaster is really creative with the offense," Liggins said. "We're looking good. Last year, we were young and so most of our players are returning. If we play together, then we'll roll."

In addition to Louisiana Tech and Arkansas State, Liggins is being recruited by SMU, LSU, and Texas A&M, among other schools. Last year, the junior rushed for 584 yards on 88 carries (6.6 yards per carry) with 10 TDs and caught 32 passes for 550 yards (17.2 yards per catch) with six TDs.

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