LSU Football Recruiting: Dual-Threat QB Jeremy Liggins Going to LSU Not Ole Miss

Brett Stephen@@brettstephenAnalyst IIJanuary 30, 2012

Dual-threat quarterback Jeremy Liggins has decided to attend LSU, according to a report by Ole Miss’ Rebels247 sports web site.

Liggins was thought to have narrowed his choice down to either Ole Miss or Mississippi State, but apparently his January 20 visit to Baton Rouge has changed his mind.

Liggins is a three-star prospect who ranks as the 16th-best dual-threat quarterback in the nation.

After losing the nation’s top-rated passer Gunner Kiel to Notre Dame, LSU head coach Les Miles is scrambling to add a quarterback to his 2012 recruiting class.

At 6’3” and 270 pounds, Liggins is not your stereotypical dual-threat quarterback.  His physical stature will remind a lot of Tigers fans of former quarterback Rohan Davey.

While he’s listed as a dual-threat quarterback, he is very much a passing quarterback with the ability to run when necessary. 

His running skills may not fully translate from high school to college, however, as he will no longer be able to simply run over people.  His 4.6-second 40-yard-dash time will not intimidate anyone in the SEC.

Liggins is a huge addition to the LSU recruiting class for a few reasons, the biggest of which is the fact that they now have a quarterback in the class. 

Signing Liggins also keeps him away from Ole Miss, who hasn’t had a legitimate quarterback threat since the departure of Eli Manning.

Expect Liggins to sit for a year or two behind Zach Mettenberger and Stephen Rivers before challenging for playing time.  That wait will probably allow the Tigers' trainers to take 15-20 pounds off of him and make Liggins a true dual-threat quarterback.