Signee Spotlight: Jeremy Liggins

Jeremy Liggins

National Signing Day has come and gone, and Ole Miss has added a fresh crop of Rebels to the roster. For the next several days, we'll be taking an in-depth look at each Ole Miss signee.

Scout Rating: ***
Scout Rank: JC
Size: 6-4, 295
Hometown: (NECC) Oxford, MS
Stats: 4.7 40
Projected position at OM: TE/DE/QB TBD

Accolades: Enrolled at Ole Miss in January 2014 ... JUNIOR COLLEGE:... Rated the No. 31 overall JUCO recruit by Scout.com... Listed as a 3-star defensive end by Scout.com ... Played in three games as a defensive end and four games as a quarterback during his freshman year at Northeast Mississippi Community College ... Had 14 tackles and a TFL at DE ... Passed for 441 yards, five touchdowns and an interception, while rushing for 124 yards and a TD while playing QB ... Coached in junior college by Ricky Smither ... HIGH SCHOOL: Originally signed with LSU out of high school ... Led Lafayette High School to 32 straight wins and back-to-back 4A state titles as the team's quarterback ... Threw for 1,678 yards and 16 TDs and ran for 953 yards and 18 scores as a senior ... Passed for 1,186 and 17 touchdowns and rushed for 1,661 and 20 touchdowns during his junior season ... Named the 2010 and 2011 MHSSA All-Division 2-4A Player of the Year ... Awarded first team All-State honors by The Clarion-Ledger and All-Area by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal his junior and senior seasons ... Was rated the No. 93 overall prospect in the country by 247Sports.com and No. 118 by ESPN.com ... A four-star recruit according to 247Sports.com and ESPN.com ... Listed as the ninth-best athlete in the nation by 247Sports.com and 12th by ESPN.com ... Rated as the No. 16 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com and the No. 19 quarterback by Scout.com ... Ranked as the No. 3 overall player in Mississippi by 247Spots.com, fourth by ESPN.com and seventh by Rivals.com ... A member of The Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen ... Selected as a member of the Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... Coached in high school by Anthony Hart … High school teammate of fellow Rebel signee D.K. Buford.

Recruiting Competition: After his senior season in high school, Jeremy could have gone just about anywhere. He chose LSU. After not getting eligible, he realized who really loved him – Ole Miss, and has pretty much been with the Rebs ever since.

Quotable: "It's been a long road to get here, but I am finally home. I plan on making the most of it. I'm going to work hard and see where I land. I would like a shot at quarterback, but really, I just want to help the team in any way I can."

Scouting Report: What do you say about a big kid who can run and is being considered for QB/TE/DE/OL/DL? Versatile and athletic. S&C Coach Paul Jackson had this to say: "A lot of people talk about Jeremy needing to lose weight. He probably does need to lose some, but I tell you, he's just a big kid. There's not a whole lot of body fat for him to lose and he's right at 300 pounds," said Jackson. "He's a rare specimen and, so far, he's had a great attitude and approach to our program."

Coach Hugh Freeze Quote: "Jeremy is a rare athlete. He's got great size, he moves well and he's a competitor. We are glad to finally have him here so we can figure out where his future is, both for his benefit and out team's best interest."

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