Riddick adding more offers

Four star RB prospect Theo Riddick was just offered scholarships from Northwestern and Pittsburgh last weekend. The count is up to five for the Somerville native who many consider to be the best back in N.J.'s 2009 class. Come see what his thoughts are on the two newcomers and if he prefers playing offense or defense in college.

After a while of waiting, two more schools have offered Immaculata High School running back Theo Riddick scholarships.

Northwestern and Pittsburgh join Rutgers, Virginia and Boston College in the hunt for one of the best backs in the state of New Jersey.

"I don't know a lot about them, so I'm going to have to do some research." Riddick said.

While he hasn't been given a chance to see the campuses yet, the four star back was able to provide some general thoughts on each program.

"Northwestern has good academics like Pitt," Riddick said. "[The Panthers] have skyrocketed since [Head Coach Dave] Wannstedt has been there.

Riddick's mailbox has been cluttered with mail from so many schools that it was hard for him to think of what school's have been showing him the most interest.

"A lot of mail coming in from schools and about combines," he said. "Its different schools at different times. At one point, it was Rutgers and Virginia. Right now, I would have to say Pittsburgh and Northwestern."

There has been a rumor that Riddick only wanted to play running back and he was only considering schools that wanted him to play in the backfield. The running back/safety denied those rumors and said he's willing to play on either side of the ball.

"Whatever gets me on the field," he said. "Actually, I would ask the coach what he wanted."

The two-way standout has made it known that he wants to wait until after basketball season ends before he starts planning any unofficial visits.

"We just made it to the states so I have to focus," he said.

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