Riddick discusses his RU Jr Day experience

Highly touted four star RB Theo Riddick attended Rutgers Junior Day on Saturday and came out of the experience with a lot of good things to say about the program, coaching staff and the campus. Come see what he had to say, along with what other visits he has planned.

Immaculata junior running back Theo Riddick went to visit local Rutgers at their Junior Day last Saturday and was overly impressed with what the Scarlet Knights' campus had to offer.

"I think it's a lovely place," Riddick said. "The campus and facilities alone are great and are top of the line. To be honest, I really liked it."

For a good part of his visit, he talked to Wide Receivers Coach Robert Jackson and Riddick said he made him feel like he was apart of the team. He also had the chance to talk to Head Coach Greg Schiano and said the coach continues to impress him.

"I talked to coach Jackson the most and I felt comfortable around him," he said. "He made it seem like I was already at RU which made the experience better.

"He's a great guy to begin with," Riddick said about Schiano. "He made everyone feel wanted. He just brought RU from the bottom to the top like no other and you have no choice but to have great respect for a head coach like Schiano."

According to Riddick, there will be quite a few visits to attend in the future.

"I plan on visiting Connecticut, Syracuse, Maryland and many more," he said.

It's been hard for the Somerville, N.J. native as more new schools are coming into play, but he said he's just trying to let the schools come to him and is thankful for the opportunities being given to him.

"It's tough, but I always find a way to enjoy it and not stress so much," he said. "I'm very thankful for the opportunity to have a chance to play division one football. It's a blessing."

The four star running back prospect has been shown the most interest by Maryland, Iowa, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Syracuse.

While he hasn't heard much from his childhood favorite Miami, Florida has come into the picture and he's been invited to attend their spring football game. When asked if he would attend, he said, "most likely."

Riddick is still wide open and hasn't constructed a top five list as he has said on multiple occasions that he wants to take the process slow.

Currently, he holds offers from Rutgers, Boston College and Virginia.

As a junior, Riddick carried the ball 172 times for 1352 yards and 23 touchdowns on his way to earning first-team All-Conference and second-team All-State honors at running back. He also played free safety for Immaculata, intercepting five passes on the season.

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