BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA/NEMCC Athletics) – Sixth-year head football coach Ricky Smither announced the addition of two star recruits on Thursday. The Tigers signed former LSU quarterback Jerrard Randall on Thursday and also confirmed the addition of former Lafayette High School quarterback Jeremy Liggins.
WTVA first learned of Liggins' signing on Jan. 13, and you can read about that here
"We are proud to have [Liggins] here on campus and definitely excited about him becoming a Tiger," Smither said. "He is a great character kid and we look for him to do great things for us this season."
Smither said that the former Commodore quarterback was "signed as an athlete" and that the Tigers intend "on having him involved in all aspects of the game this year."
Randall, a 6'2", 180-pound quarterback, was one of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Florida in high school, playing at Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Fla.
Randall was a consensus four-star recruit by all major recruiting services upon graduation in 2011. Randall was also ranked the No. 14 quarterback by Scout.com and the No. 8 quarterback by ESPN.com.
Randall helped lead Chaminade-Madonna High School to the state semifinals as a junior, passing for 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also ran for and rushing for 1,074 yards and 18 touchdowns. He picked up second team All-State honors and was named first team All-Broward County quarterback by the Miami Herald following his junior season.
As a senior, Randall threw for 1,571 yards and nine touchdowns to go along with 531 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
"Randall is a good kid and we are thankful that he chose Northeast to be his new home," said Smither. "He has a strong arm and can really run and I think he is going to really help our team this season."
Randall signed with LSU out of high school. After spending the 2012 season as a redshirt, Randall decided to transfer to Northeast.
"I chose Northeast because of the coach," Randall said. "Coach Smither was the only reason I didn’t go to another community college. I told my mother that whoever she recommends me signing with, that is what I will do and after she talked to Coach Smither for a long time on the phone, she told me that becoming a Tiger would be the best choice."