New Leaders For Riggs

Notre Dame once led for cornerback Cody Riggs of St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), but as recruiting turns to the summer months, Riggs has two new schools on top.

Cody Riggs (5-foot-9.5, 165-pounds) has visited South Bend, and it appears as of now that he will make a return trip during the fall.

"I'm going to take an official to Notre Dame during the season," Riggs replied when asked about his recruitment. "I went on an unofficial visit there, so I've already seen the campus and everything. I've already seen everything, but I want to see what it's like on gameday. I'll call coach Brown and see when I can take that, because I'm not sure which game I can go to.

"I have to find out my fourth and fifth school, but right now my top schools are between Notre Dame, Georgia, and Florida. I would say Georgia and Florida are out front right now because of the stability of their program. I probably would have verbally committed to Notre Dame already if it weren't for the stability of the program. Now that I have a Florida and Georgia offer, that changed everything.

"I'm just worried about what will happen with the (Notre Dame) program," Riggs expressed. "I want to see what happens during the season and see what goes on up there. The concern is that the coaches aren't going to be there. I know guys that have gone off to college and they're happy, and then all of a sudden the coaching staff is gone. Then when they bring in a new staff the guys are miserable. That's important to me."

Notre Dame, Georgia and Florida will to receive official visits, but Riggs also wanted to see his two favorites.

"I just took visits to Georgia and Florida," Riggs explained. "Georgia was always one of my favorite schools, and I've had an offer from them for a while. I like them a lot. Coach Richt is a special person. Coach Martinez would be my position coach if I went there, I got to work out for him and he was really nice. I had really nice trip.

"At Florida I got to work out for the whole coaching staff. My parents and I sat down with coach Meyer and he said that he'd be there. That's a concern of mine with all these schools, if the coaches are going to be there and he said not to worry because he's going to be there. He knows what he's doing."

Riggs hasn't ruled out additional excursions this summer, but he'll likely stay in state if he does travel.

"Right now I don't have anything planned," Riggs said. "I might be going to the Florida State camp and ‘Friday Night Lights' at Florida. I'm not sure what I'll do after that, but I'll probably narrow everything down to four or five schools." Top Stories