Riggs Loves Trip to Athens

ATHENS – Georgia made a very good impression on a very important recruit this weekend.

Cody Riggs, in fact, wasn't certain things were going to go as well as they did this weekend at Georgia. He admitted he didn't think he would get along with the players at Georgia as well as he did – and that's a very good thing for the Dawgs.

"I didn't think I'd get along with the players as well as I did," Riggs said.

The corner went on to say that the players, Bryan Evans, Prince Miller and Bacarri Rambo, were very open about Georgia and the things happen at Georgia.

"They told me everything I needed to know. They said they'd watched my film and that I could play early at Georgia, too," he said. "The players were very easy to get along with. Those guys know a lot Florida people."

That's an important thing for recruits these days. The fact that Georgia is playing more than 60% of the available true freshmen isn't lost on Riggs either. But the relationships he started forming this weekend seem to be the type that may last.

Riggs said it was made clear to him by more than one coach just how quickly he would be used Between the Hedges.

"Coach Martinez was straight saying that they need me real bad," he said. "Coach Richt - I get along with him well. My parents loved him. I definitely felt at home. I thought it would be different, but it wasn't. Coach Richt was easy to talk to. He was very interested in the recruits. He talked to us a lot."

Riggs again added that the experience was eye opening for him. He liked Georgia, but was surprised with more than one thing about the trip.

"I was surprised with the atmosphere. I thought Georgia's stadium was an older crowd from what I'd heard down here. Despite the loss the fans stuck with them hard," he said. "Georgia is definitely in it, but they always were."

The trip certainly helped Georgia's chances with the corner. It is a spot the Bulldogs need to address in the 2010 class. Although the class itself is balanced, the Dawgs need to sign a premier corner, and that's why this weekend was very important for Georgia's courtship of Riggs.

"I am definitely taking Georgia very seriously. I have said they were one of the schools I was interested in," he said.

The decision will not come soon for the prospect, but he said that when he knows in his heart is when he will make the final decision.

"I think I will just know when the time comes," he said.

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