Before his junior season Chris Riddle was hearing from many programs for full-scholarship offers and then something happened to change all of that.
“I had some major BCS schools looking at me before my junior year. I ended up breaking my leg before the season started,” said Riddle. “All of those schools fond their guys. I had LSU, North Carolina, Boston College and Florida,” he said.
Things have picked back up, but in a walk-on role. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound signal caller has four schools showing interest in bringing him in as a preferred walk-on.
Kentucky has also offered the opportunity to walk-on thanks in part to new Offensive Coordinator Shannon Dawson.
“I know (Stoops) has had pretty good success last year. And with Coach Dawson coming in, he runs a pretty balanced offense. So that’s great. Every quarterback wants something like that.
“We were talking when he was at West Virginia. My dad has a mutual friend with Coach Dawson and he told me that Coach Dawson wants to have me as a preferred walk-on,” he said.
Riddle is currently playing things by ear. He’s not rushing to a decision at this time. But if things feel right, he’ll make the call.
“I think waiting for a scholarship is something I would have to figure out as I visit each school. But if things feel right on the visit there’s a chance that I’ll commit,” he finished.
Riddle threw for about 1500 yards and 17 touchdowns while only throwing the ball about 13 times per game this year.
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