Jennings DB Riggs getting a lot of looks

The Bayou State has some good safety prospects for the Class of 2005 and Jennings' Gary Riggs could be at the top of the list.

He is a 6-foot-3, 205 pound free safety who runs a 4.56 in the forty yard dash.

Riggs was voted All-District and honorable mention All-State as a junior after recording 75 tackles and three interceptions. He will split time next season at quarterback and free safety but his future is on the defensive side of the ball.

"Gary is very athletic and he has a nose for the ball," said Jennings head coach Rusty Phelps. "He has great timing and he really knows the game."

Riggs attended LSU's Junior Day and he was fortunate enough to spend some one-on-one time with the Tigers' head man Nick Saban. Riggs left LSU without a scholarship offer but that does not mean Saban has put him on the backburner.

"He said Saban told him he would really love for him to come to LSU and play football," Phelps told Tiger Rag.

Some prominent college programs are doing their best to gain Riggs' attention and a few have stood out for the same reasons.

"LSU leads the way and I also like Florida, Texas and Miami," Riggs said. "They all have good football programs and it seems like they put a lot of people in the league (NFL). It looks like their football teams stick together as a family."

Some other schools that are showing a lot of interest include Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Purdue to name a few.

Riggs has a 2.65 grade point average and a 16 on the ACT but he will retake the test in April in hope of gaining a qualifying score.

Once he qualifies Federal Express will be making frequent stops at the Riggs' home with written scholarship offers.

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