Tabor City (NC) South Columbus athlete Brian Riggins proved to be a versatile player as a junior- making an impact on both offense and defense.
Lining up in a wing-T offense, Riggins rushed for roughly 1,000 yards on the ground while adding 500 yards receiving and totaled 15 touchdowns when all was said and done. The 6-1, 185 pounder proved equally effective on defense, finishing off 2009 with 56 tackles and two interceptions.
Riggins holds offers from North Carolina and East Carolina and was anxious to get to Raleigh recently to check out what the Pack's football program is all about and find out whether they would be offering.
The talented and versatile young prospect had good things to say about State after his visit for junior day, but he was also very honest in admitting the Pack is not at the top of his list.
"They're kind of on the outside looking in," Riggins said. "I like (North) Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Carolina has offered. I've been to Carolina and Clemson but not recently."
It wasn't anything about the junior day that has the Pack playing catch up. In fact, it might be related to the fact that State has not yet extended an offer. Riggins was vague when asked to explain, but it seemed as though his trip to NC State okay. Not great, not bad -- just okay.
"I went over there and it was alright," he said. "They showed us around and stuff. They said they're going to look at my highlight tape. They've got my sophomore tape but they want to see my junior tape. We were trying but we couldn't get it made before this weekend. We'll probably have it by next weekend."
Riggins said he spoke with various members of the coaching staff while he was in town. He said he plans on waiting until later in the recruiting process before he makes his decision.