"It is just the place for me"
The following information was revealed during our interview with Gary Riggs:
Did you make it in for your Ole Miss visit? "Oh yea, it was even better than what I thought it was going to be. I definitely made the right choice."
Did anyone accompany you? "No, I did not take anyone with me."
Who was your host? "Patrick Willis. He was a good host."
What new did you learn about Ole Miss? "The facilities are pretty tight. Everything is pretty about Ole Miss. The surroundings, everything. It is bigger than I thought. They just have some tight stuff. Their coaches are real fired up too (laugh)."
What most did you like about your trip? "The hospitality. It is just the place for me. That is about all I can say."
Did this reconfirm your commitment? "Definitely."
Will you take anymore visits? "I am thinking about it. I might go to La Tech next weekend."
Did you tell Coach Orgeron that you will visit Tech? "Yes sir, but then I told him that I might not. It is like 50/50."
What did Coach Orgeron tell you? "I told him about them, but he said if you are committed, you are committed. He said you only need to visit the school you are committed to, if you are truly committed. But, I told him that I have to show them some respect, since they have been with me for four years now. And you never know if you are going to transfer or something."
Is there anyone in the picture besides La Tech? "Not really. The only reason I am talking to them is because of my momma. If she got sick or something while I was at Ole Miss, I would need to transfer back close to home to take care of her. I have to keep that option open. I am not going to La Tech or anything, but I want to make sure I could go there later on down the road if I had to go back home."
Does it make easier for you to go to Ole Miss with them having so many Louisiana commitments? "Yea, a little easier because you will not always have to ride home alone when you go home. Yea, it makes it better."
Were you recruiting any of the other prospects while you were on your visit? "Yea, they told me to try and get Tyson Andrus from N' Side. He came up with me. And the dude from Florida, Gary Albury. They want him too."
Are you close to Tyson? "Yea, we cool. We have been knowing each other since the camps. We took all seven of our camps together. He told me he was going to visit USM next weekend, but I think he is coming to Ole Miss."
What about Gary Albury? "I think he is close to committing. He looked at home to me. He told me he was having a good time. I got his number to call him, so."
Gary carries a 2.8 GPA and a 19 on the ACT.