Full House Visit

"The visit definitely helped them," Cody Riggs said of his trip to Florida. "They're number one right now." The Gators now lead solidly over Georgia and Tennessee. "The visit went real good. I had a lot of fun. It was Tebow's last game and it was a full house. The crowd was loud and you can tell they really love their players. Nobody left. Even when it became a blowout people still stayed..."

Cody Riggs, the 5-foot-9.5, 165-pound four-star cornerback from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., took an official visit to Florida this past weekend and although the Gators didn't get a commitment from him, he admits they're the team to beat.

"The visit definitely helped them," Riggs said. "They're number one right now."

The Gators now lead solidly over Georgia and Tennessee. All have offered.

"The visit went real good," he said about his time with the Gators. "I had a lot of fun. It was Tebow's last game and it was a full house. The crowd was loud and you can tell they really love their players. Nobody left. Even when it became a blowout people still stayed."

Florida played their in-state rival Florida State and it was also the Gators' senior day. "It was pretty special being there," he said. "Seeing how much appreciation the fans and the program gives the players and how they act…it was great."

His player host was freshman defensive back Josh Evans. "It was cool getting to talk to the players," he said. "They all said how UF is a special place to play and that you're competing against the best players in practice and playing for the best coaches."

Riggs says he also enjoyed speaking with coach Urban Meyer. "We talked about me playing and how I could come in early," he said. "He told me he'd love to get a commitment from me.

"I like coach Meyer because he's straightforward," he said. "He pretty much very business-like."

Riggs also took official visits to Georgia on Oct. 3, Tennessee on Sept. 12 and Notre Dame on Oct. 17. He says he's no longer considering the Irish. Is that because of the recent firing of coach Charlie Weis?

"No," he said. "I can't say it was just because of coach Weis. I knew it was gonna happen. I wasn't surprised at all. Based on what happened with their other coaches I knew he'd get fired."

So what was the other reason the Irish are no longer on his short list? "Notre Dame was my least favorite visit," he said. "I knew I wouldn't be going there."

Riggs says he'll make a decision by the end of December.

"Right now I'm just focusing on my playoffs," he said.

St. Thomas Aquinas is still undefeated and in the third round of the playoffs with a 12-0 record. They head to Ely High School on Friday, Dec. 4.

Riggs, ranked as the No. 7 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, has around 20 tackles, four interceptions, four blocked field goals and one blocked punt.

He reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 1210 SAT.


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