"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).