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Cody Riggs

Cody Riggs was supposed to visit Florida on Sept. 19 for the Tennessee game, but says he's not taking that trip. "It was a misunderstanding," Riggs said. "I'll visit Florida some other time." Although he won't be there in person, he says he'll be watching that game closely. "I'm hoping that game is close. I think it will be. I'm pretty sure that Tennessee has got something up their sleeve..."

Cody Riggs, the 5-foot-9.5, 165-pound four-star cornerback from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., took his first official visit on Sept. 12 to Tennessee when the Vols took on UCLA.

"I enjoyed myself a lot," Riggs said. "It was a lot of fun and I really got along great with the coaches. That was a big thing. I really like (running back) coach Eddie Gran and Lane Kiffin. They talked with me how I'd fit in at Tennessee and that's what I was looking for during the game too. I definitely saw how they'd be able to use me at corner and safety. I could help out."

Did the Vols loss to the Bruins affect Riggs' visit at all? "It was a hard loss," he said. "I really tried not to talk to them too much after the game.

"But the game day atmosphere was great," he said. "Obviously Neyland Stadium is one of the best stadiums around and the atmosphere is one of the best in college football. It's just loud and passionate."

Riggs was supposed to visit Florida on Sept. 19 for the Tennessee game, but says he's not taking that trip. "It was a misunderstanding," he said. "I'll visit Florida some other time."

Although he won't be there in person, he says he'll be watching that game closely. "I'm hoping that game is close," Riggs said. "I think it will be. I'm pretty sure that Tennessee has got something up their sleeve and will be ready. The coaches have been talking about this game for a long time."

Riggs, ranked as the No. 7 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, says he now favors Florida solidly over Tennessee, Georgia and Notre Dame. All of his favorites have offered.

"Florida is looking really good," he said. "They are just blowing people out. They are number one for sure."

The next trip that Riggs has scheduled is to Georgia on Oct. 3, when LSU rolls into town.

"They've got some great coaches at Georgia," Riggs said. "They are easy to talk to and real friendly. That should be a good trip."

Two weeks later, on Oct. 17, Riggs will be visiting Notre Dame when they play rival USC. "They are recruiting me really hard," he said of the Irish.

"I think they are doing well," he said. "I watched the Michigan game and it was very close. It was a good game. Michigan has some good recruits and they played well. I still like Notre Dame a lot."

Riggs says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision. "I just have to get that feeling," he said.

St. Thomas Aquinas has started their 2009 season 2-0 and Riggs has eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and one blocked field goal on those two wins.

He reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 1210 SAT.

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