D.J. Riggins On the Cusp

The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian running back, D.J. Riggins, is inching closer to his first offer and UCLA is all over him...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian athlete D.J. Riggins (5-11, 185), is on the cusp of his first offer.

Riggins has had a good spring so far, looking good at the Las Vegas NLA Elite 7on7 and earning all-camp honors at the Los Angeles NFTC.

Now Riggins is patiently waiting for his first offer.

"I have a lot of schools that are really close," said Riggins. "UCLA, Utah, Colorado State and Cal, those are the main schools."

Riggins plays running back and said that most of his attention is coming there, but some is coming as a slot.

"If you look at my body frame, I can be an everything back," said Riggins. "I'm not a banger, but I'm pretty elusive and quick. I'll do whatever they need me to, receiver or running back."

Riggins was at UCLA's Junior Day last month, and the Bruins, where a number of former Oaks players have gone, including his cousin Ishmael Adams, are a definite factor for him.

"I went to their Junior Day and it was great," said Riggins. "I talked a lot with Coach (Steve) Broussard there. He and I talk a lot. Coach (Adrian) Klemm recruits Oaks, and he first recruited me but then I got in and talked with Coach Broussard and he's recruiting me now."

Riggins plans to visit UCLA again during spring practice, as well as their camp, and also wants to hit a couple of other Pac-12 schools.

"I got invited to USC's Junior Day but couldn't make it so I'd like to go back there," said Riggins. "I also want to go camp at Washington State and Utah too."

Academically, Riggins has a 3.0 GPA.

Last season, Riggins had 91 carries for 572 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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