Riggins Holding Out Hope

The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian running back, D.J. Riggins, is hoping for a UCLA offer...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian athlete D.J. Riggins (5-11, 185), has been hearing from schools for months that they wanted to see how the first few games of his senior year went before they offered.

With one game down, and more good feedback coming in the last couple of days, Riggins is itching to get his early senior film together to get that out.

He's holding one offer, from Hawaii, but several other schools have told him they are anxious to get his film.

One of them is UCLA, who Riggins camped with this spring and got a chance to see play on Saturday in their season-opening win over Nevada.

"Oh, I loved it at the UCLA game," said Riggins. "I can definitely see myself playing there."

Another former Oaks running back, Malcolm Jones, scored two touchdowns in the win and three other former Oaks players started for UCLA in the game.

"That was cool to see them out there," said Riggins. "It's just fuel to make sure I'm able to end up at the same place they're at. But UCLA is loaded with us Oaks boys."

Riggins said recent conversations with UCLA coaches have been encouraging.

"The coaches said they will get a hold of me this week because now they can talk to me due to it being September so hopefully they will be calling in the next week," said Riggins. "And hopefully I get the offer."

Riggins said a couple of other schools have indicated plans to be in touch.

"The Utah coaches and San Jose State coaches for sure and most of the other coaches said they will be in contact with me within the next few days," said Riggins.

Riggins said that he's hearing a variety of things on his future position.

"Most of the Pac-12 schools have me as a slot or athlete and the others have me as a running back," said Riggins.

Oaks Christian will face Upland on Saturday after topping Bakersfield, 51-50, in their opener.

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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