Tennessee prep RB plans comeback trip to LSU

One of the South's top running backs was so impressed by his trip to LSU over the summer that he plans on coming back for another visit in the fall.

Gerald Riggs, a running back at Red Bank High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., attended the July session of Nick Saban's football camp on the LSU campus. He says he came away impressed and wants to experience the atmosphere at Tiger Stadium during a Southeastern Conference showdown.

"The LSU camp was an eye opener," said Riggs. "I like them and they are up there. I am going back down for the Florida game. I plan on taking unofficial visits to Nebraska and Michigan too. I also like Tennessee and Auburn. I am still open."

Riggs also camped at Tennessee this summer.

Looking to quash a rumor before it gets started, Riggs says a foot injury he suffered in a recent practice session was not serious. The strained arch will keep him out of pre-season workouts for only a few days.

With Riggs leading the way on the ground last last season, Red Bank won the 5A state championship. He totaled 2,537 yards and an astounding 39 touchdowns as a junior, Red Bank jumps down to 4A for the 2001 season and opens the schedule with Ooltewah High School on August 17th.

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