Cody Riggs Commits to the Gators

Becomes the Latest Aquinas Raider to Commit to a Division I School

In back to back nights,  St. Thomas Aquinas has had a pair of Top 100 rated recruits make their commitments.  Thursday Night it was Cody Riggs turn.  The member  pledged his services to the defending champion Florida Gators.

Riggs burst onto the scene in 2008 when he nabbed eight interceptions and locked down receiver after receiver.   This year the interception numbers are not as high as teams have wisely chosen to throw less against Aquinas’ All Star defensive backfield.  Nevertheless Riggs has handled his business and has played a strong part on a defense that has only allowed 7.5 points per game.  Riggs is leading the team with four interceptions and 10 passes defensed this season.  He has 12 career thefts for the Raiders.  Aquinas takes on Bradenton Manatee in the semi-final round of Florida 5-A Playoffs on Friday.

Riggs entered St. Thomas Aquinas as a running back and will depart as one of the top cornerbacks in the country with a full-ride to one of the most prestigious programs in college football.    He took official visits to Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Notre Dame.  In the end,  Riggs chose to stay in state and help the Gators remain on the top of the college football World.

The 5’9″ Riggs is a two time state champ in the hurdles and opened eyes this past Spring by clocking sub 4.4 forty yard dashes and performing well in 1-on-1’s versus some of the top wide outs in the country.   Riggs combines with teammates Lamarcus Joyner and Keion Payne to put at least one Aquinas Raider from a graduating class at each of the top three schools in Florida for the first time in St. Thomas history. congratulates Cody Riggs on his great career and decision to join the Florida Gators.

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Author: Chad Wilson

Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email:

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