Renegade Rigg Receives Rutgers Ride

Bergen Catholic consistently pumps them out year after year. The latest in line to receive and offer from the Scarlet Knights is Doug Rigg. At 6'1 215 lbs., the linebacker/defensive end/tailback has what it takes to run between the tackles and not be brought down by the first sight of opposition. You better eat your Wheaties if you think you are gonna hit this kid and make him fall backwards.

Doug Rigg stated, "I am a downhill runner. I don't make many moves. I just put my head down and run over people although I also have the speed to break away. Defensively, I am more of a speed guy. I am good at fighting off blocks, harassing quarterbacks and closing in on opposing running backs".

His current exploits have earned him offers from the Scarlet Knights as well as West Virginia, Iowa. Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue, Boston College and Maryland have been showing a ton of interest and could be close to offering.

"Both Rutgers and Iowa are my favorites and I'm not just saying that because they are 2 of the schools that offered. It wouldn't matter if I had a bunch of other offers as well. I love those 2 schools.", said Doug.

He went on to mention, "Rutgers is a really great program. They have shocked a lot of people. I was invited down to spring practice and was told to go up to Schiano's office and he personally offered me. I was real happy and in total shock. He wants for me to play fullback and although I would rather play linebacker, I would play anywhere they put me."

Doug is looking for a college which presents solid academics and a great game day atmosphere. " I want to play in front of a packed house no matter what the situation is… whether we are playing a poor team or are losing by alot, I wanna be where there is fan support 24/7", Doug said. SOR will keep you posted.

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