Lakeland's Dreadnaughts, perennial state high school power, have been a pipeline for that team down around the center of the state. One that got away is QB Jarred "Scooter" Haggins (seen here in his sophomore highlights), who signed with the Noles in 2010. One year later Haggins has nearly completed an extreme makeover to wide receiver. In fact, he's taking advantage of regulars, who are missing spring practice for various reasons, to become a bright spot on the coaches' radar.
"I've kind of worked myself into a starting position," he told the Lakeland Ledger (full story here). "If we go three or four wide, I'm in there."
Haggins takes pride in going "full speed every play because that's the only speed I know how to play."
QB Clint Trickett calls Haggins "the go-to guy" this spring. In fact, Trickett and Haggins are a budding passer/catcher combo. "Jimbo has actually said that he could tell that me and Clint were always on the same page," Haggins says.
Here's a closer look at Haggins, nephew of Odell Haggins, in the media room after the first spring scrimmage, in which he snagged five passes for 47 yards.