PERKINSTON, Miss. (WCBI/Mississippi Press-Register) --
Top quarterback recruit Jeremy Liggins left the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College football team and returned home to Oxford Tuesday, Bulldogs coach Steve Campbell confirmed via text message on Tuesday.
Liggins left Perkinston on the day before the Bulldogs were set to begin fall camp. Liggins signed with LSU in February but did not qualify academically and was expected to play at MGCCC this fall.
"We wish him well," Campbell said. "He is a good kid. We will move forward. We are used to change in junior college."
Liggins did not meet freshman eligibility requirements to play at a four-year school this season, and signed a national letter of intent with Gulf Coast in June. The Oxford Eagle
reported that he was planning to sit out the fall semester in hopes of raising his test scores in order to gain admission to a four-year school in the future.
Liggins (6-foot-3, 270 pounds) led Lafayette County High School to back-to-back 4A state championships in 2010 and 2011, accounting for more than 2,500 yards of total offense and 34 touchdowns as a senior.