September 1, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Bowling Green Falcons running back Anthon Samuel (6) runs the ball in for a touchdown as Florida Gators defensive back Cody Riggs (31) attempts to stop him during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 27-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Report - Cody Riggs to Decide Tuesday

Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp reacts with defensive back Cody Riggs (31) and teammates against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second half at EverBank Field. Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Notre Dame has never truly benefitted from the graduate transfer rule. Last year, the Irish landed Punter Alex Wulfeck who was used as a specialist.

This year, Notre Dame is attempting to try to land Florida Defensive Back Cody Riggs.

Most players who transfer do so because they are facing diminishing playing time. But, this is not the case with Riggs who started all 12 games last year for the Gators. This is not like landing a 5-star recruit. It’s much more.

According to South Bend Tribune writer Eric Hansen, Riggs’ visit went well. He also noted:

And Riggs likely will make a final decision Tuesday as to whether he’ll spend his final season of college eligibility at Notre Dame.

Riggs is the nephew of former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Bobby Brown. Brown visited campus with Riggs on Monday.

If Riggs were to select the Irish, he would not join the team until June. He must first graduate from Florida. Riggs would likely enroll in a one-year MBA program, which is the primary reason for his transfer.

As for football, Riggs could bring instant clarity to the Safety position. He could also add depth to an already solid Cornerback corps. Finally, the Irish would finally get to 85 scholarships with Riggs.

Everybody is a winner in this situation, except Florida.

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