John Tyler’s Justice Liggins Plans to Commit in September
One of John Tyler's many offensive weapons, Justice Liggins has garnered plenty of offseason recruiting attention entering his senior year.
The 6-1, 192-pound receiver who caught 29 passes for 282 yards and scored four total touchdowns in 2011 will be one of Houston commit Greg Ward's top targets in 2012. Liggins, who attended a Louisiana Tech camp a week ago, holds an offer from Wyoming and has heard from several other Division I FBS schools: Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, ULL, and UTSA.
Liggins, who said most schools are recruiting him as a receiver, plans to commit in September.
"I'm just ready to get it over with," he said.
Liggins added that SMU has recruited him "every now and then," but "if they wanted me they would've offered already."
Wyoming appears to be hitting East Texas hard. Liggins is 1 of 4 East Texans with Wyoming offers, joining John Tyler teammate Tyus Bowser (DE/LB), Tyler Lee running back LaQuintas Wallace, and Harmony tight end Lucas Askew. Liggins added that Wyoming has also shown interest in 6-1, 175-pound JT defensive back Traven Johnson.
Liggins is part of a John Tyler receiving corps that should wreak havoc on opposing defenses this season. Fred Ross, an Oklahoma State commit, and Darion Flowers will also be back for Ward, who threw for 3,600 yards in 2011. Despite winning 11 games and reaching the Class 4A Division I state semifinals a year ago, Liggins said the Lions aren't feeling pressure.
"No pressure at all," he said. "Just got to go out here and play to our potential and live up to our expectations."
John Tyler, which held spring practice, starts two-a-days Aug. 13.
Liggins is ranked No. 24 on the preseason ETSN 25, the East Texas Sports Network's recruiting countdown. Don't be surprised if he moves up the list as his senior season progresses.