Riggs Showing Versatility On Camp Circuit

Auburn High standout Griffin Riggs talks about his camp experience at Auburn and the recruiting process.

Auburn, Ala.--A physical defensive player that lined up at linebacker, end and even tackle last season for Auburn High, 2015 prospect Griffin Riggs already has offers from several schools as he heads into his senior season. That hasn't kept him from working for more however as he spent last weekend on the Auburn campus working out at tight end for Coach Gus Malzahn and company.

Showing his versatility on offense, the 6-3, 225 Riggs has good hands for a player that hasn't been on that side of the ball in over a year. Now with the experience under his belt he said it's something he plans to do more of this summer to help him get as much exposure as possible.

"It felt good to work out at tight end a little bit," Riggs said. "I got to run a few routes. It wasn't something I was really familiar with because I have been mostly working at defensive end and linebacker, but there's always the possibility to get recruited as an athlete you might as well show them all of what you've got."

Playing in the shadow of several defensive players last season, Riggs became a key performer for Coach Tim Carter's club because of his toughness. Lining up at defensive tackle and showing the ability to make plays, he said it was a learning experience for him and should help him this season now that he's one of the leaders for the Tigers.

"I started in 10th grade as a tight end and worked at that," Riggs said. "I gained some weight and they put me at linebacker (as a junior). One of our linemen on defense got injured and so they moved me there. I have been there ever since.

"I think it helps me a lot because most linebackers haven't experienced it as an inside defensive lineman," he added. "I think it gives you a little bit of an advantage because you have been up against bigger people and you know what's coming. There are no surprises."

Already with offers from several schools such as Arkansas State, Appalachian State, Cincinnati, South Alabama, Southern Miss and Troy, Riggs is also hearing plenty from North Carolina as well.

"I like the coaching staff at Cincinnati," Riggs said. "I went to Troy and I really like their coaching staff as well. I also like Arkansas State with Coach (Trooper) Taylor. He's always been there for me. Southern Miss has my boy Darian Yancey. I'm going to take a visit up there. I'm still just browsing around. I haven't decided anything yet."

One school that Riggs is waiting to hear more from is Auburn. Growing up just off the campus and watching the Tigers play all the time, he said an offer would be huge for him.

"I have been a fan since I was born here," Riggs said. "I think I could fit in well wherever they need me to play."

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