Maryland Junior RB Draws Interest

As a junior this past season, Joe Riddle rushed for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns, and is getting a lot of visitors at his high school.

Now that a lot of schools have their 2011 classes in place, the focus turns to the 2012 class, where once again Frederick (MD) Linganore has a number of prospects receiving interest from Division I schools.

Joe Riddle is the Lancers' running back, and he rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior with 14 touchdowns. Riddle earned first-team all-conference honors, and he was an honorable mention all-state honoree as well.

Riddle will attend Maryland's junior day coming up, but the in-state Terrapins are just one school he's hearing from so far.

"N.C. State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Alabama, Marshall," Riddle said, when asked what schools have come by to pull him out of class. "I've had Maryland. I haven't gotten anything from Pittsburgh yet, but I'd like to hear from them."

In addition to those schools, Riddle has also heard a little from neighboring Virginia, but not anyone at Virginia Tech yet.

Up next for Riddle, in addition to the Maryland junior day, will be a combine on February 13 in College Park. He is also a member of the Maryland Elite 7-on-7 team this year, and had his first practice with the team this past Sunday.

"A lot of schools are recruiting me for running back," Riddle added. "Some of them are saying slot receiver, but mainly its running back. I haven't received any interest for defense. I didn't play defense at all."

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