BIRMINGHAM – UAB received its first offensive lineman commit for the 2024 recruiting class on Friday when Jaden Ligon announced his decision to play for the Blazers on social media:
Ligon, a 6’5″ 315 pound offensive tackle out of Lagrange High School (GA), chose to play for UAB over an impressive offer list of schools that included: Appalachian State, Memphis, SMU, Troy, and Tulane.
Following a season in which he helped his team finish with an 8-3 record, Ligon had a busy spring taking unofficial visits to: Troy, UAB, Georgia Southern, and Georgia State. Ligon has made at least two trips to the Southside. The first visit came during the UAB spring game in April and the second visit most recently during the weekend of June 24th when the UAB coaching staff welcomed a group of top prospects to Birmingham.
Ligon is a big-time addition for first year UAB offensive line coach Eddie Gordon. It is no secret that UAB prioritized Ligon as a top prospect in the 2024 recruiting class and that played a key factor in winning the recruiting battle against a trio of Sunbelt programs (Georgia Southern, Georgia State, and Troy).
Blazer Victory co-host and former UAB Blazers center, Darion Smith, provided the following evaluation of Ligon:
X’s and O’s with Darion Smith (@theyDREAD75)Ligon has a high motor and rare athleticism for his size. It is easy to see why the coaching staff prioritized him.
With Ligon’s commitment, UAB now sits at 7 commitments for the class of 2024:
1. Naccari Johnson, 6’3” 180 DB from Langston Hughes HS (GA)
2. AJ Miller, 6’4” 220 TE from Pickerington HS (OH)
3. Kaiki Baker, 6’3” 195 S from Hillsboro HS (TN)
4. Adrian Posse, 6’5” 225 QB from Miami Northwestern HS (FL)
5. Kelvin Hill, 5’11” 175 DB from Carrollton HS (GA)
6. Kyle Mosley, 6’1” 280 DT from Cedar Grove HS (GA)
7. Jaden Ligon, 6’5″ 315 OL from Lagrange High (GA)
Checkout Jaden Ligon’s highlight film HERE from his HUDL.
Link to Jaden Ligon’s 247 profile HERE.
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