Liggins on Air Force Pledge
DeAndre Liggins
DeAndre Liggins
South Recruiting
Posted Aug 23, 2011
Mike Coppage

The majority of Air Force's current list of 2012 commitments are Texas natives, including Cypress Ranch WR DeAndre Liggins. Read further to find out why Liggins chose the Falcons as his collegiate destination.

"Air Force came down for my spring practice and I just happened to have a good practice that particular day," said DeAndre Liggins. "Boise State and a couple more programs were also there. I impressed the coaches in the Oklahoma Drill when I successfully blocked a lineman. Then, we did an open circuit drill where you try to run the ball past a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a safety. I jumped over a linebacker and the coaches liked that.

"A week later, Air Force asked me to come to their camp in June. They have an amazing campus. When I committed, I told Coach (Troy) Calhoun that I had something to tell him. He said, 'I guess you want to commit?' I asked how he could tell, and he said he'd been looking at me and just knew."

Liggins enjoyed the intense atmosphere at the camp.

"Coach Calhoun got on me a little bit during one-on-one drills," he recalled. "It felt good. He told me, "I'm not going to take anything less than your best, Liggins.' It felt good. I felt like I was already part of the team. They put me at defensive back during the camp. I played a little cornerback and safety. I think they're going to use me in the slot, though.

"When I got back to Texas, I contacted John Jacob (Cy-Fair RB). I texted him and let him know I'm a Falcon, and he ended up committing the next month."

Cypress Ranch and Liggins open the season this weekend (August 26th) versus Fort Bend Austin. Last year, Cypress Ranch prevailed, 21-19. As a junior, Liggins caught 38 passes (13 of which were touchdowns).

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