August 6, 2012

Liggins has a productive summer

For college football prospects trying to get their name into recruiting circles, the summer camp season is critical. Getting on-campus for camps allows prospects to get in front of coaches and show an effort that, hopefully, results in a scholarship.

Thanks largely to a 4.4 time in the 40-yard dash, John Tyler High School wideout Justice Ligginsis a known talent. This summer he attended camps at North Texas, Louisiana Tech, Texas-San Antonio and Baylor in hopes of collecting scholarship offers. Right now, he is being told those offers may be coming in the fall.

"I think I did real good (this summer)," said the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Liggins. "Not to sound cocky or anything, but I really think I was probably the best receiver at most of those camps. There was a lot of competition at Baylor, but at some schools like LaTech, I felt I did great there.

"I think it got me out there on the recruiting radar."

A year ago, Liggins caught 27 passes for 265 yards and one touchdown. He also ran the ball nine times for another 96 yards and two more scores.

Thus far Wyoming is Liggins' first and only scholarship offer. Liggins said he has talked to the Wyoming coaches and plans to take a visit to Laramie to see a home game at War Memorial Stadium.

"They are up there," Liggins said about the Cowboys. "They are up there in my top five or four."

In addition to Wyoming, Liggins said he was told by North Texas that the Mean Green coaching staff will evaluate him in the fall after the start of the season to determine whether-or-not they offer him a scholarship.

Texas-San Antonio said the same and Liggins said the coaches told him they have a limited number of slots for wideouts this year, so they are trying to figure out who will get an offer.

Louisiana Tech seemed to get Liggins' attention with talk of how they use their wide receivers. They too said they would keep in touch with Liggins through the fall regarding a scholarship offer. Liggins added that Louisiana-Lafayette also inquired just before the dead period for recruiting.

"It is going to really just be playing time, how far from home and what does the school have to offer me other than football," Liggins said regarding what his college decision will be centered on.

Despite losing some stars, such as Oklahoma recruit, Fred Ross, Liggins said he doesn't feel like there will be a drop off in talent or the performance of John Tyler High this season.

"I think we are going to win it all," Liggins said. "We have a lot of starters coming back again. We have almost the whole offense and a lot of the defense coming back. And we went to the (state) semifinals last year."

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