Notre Dame Football
When Notre Dame lands a 5-star recruit on National Signing Day, there are great expectations that he will make a great impact on the upcoming season. But, ultimately, there is doubt as to how much he will actually play. Does this make Florida transfer Defensive Back Cody Riggs a 6 or 7 star recruit?
The newest member of the 2014 Notre Dame Football team, Cody Riggs, made his decision official on Wednesday. Riggs visited South Bend on Monday with his Uncle, former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Bobby Brown.
Riggs could immediately impact the Irish at a number of positions including Cornerback, Free Safety, Nickelback and Returner. Riggs told Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated:
They’re putting in a new scheme right now because they have a new D-coordinator. Everybody is still getting familiar, but it’s an NFL defense and I just came from an NFL defense, so there’s a lot of the same concepts, a lot of the same terminology. I know how to play in that defense, whether that be at corner or safety, but most likely I’ll be at corner.
If Riggs does play Cornerback, he could start along side KeiVarae Russell instead of Cole Luke or Devin Butler.
According to several different NFL websites, Riggs was projected to go in the later rounds of this draft if he decided to depart. The only reason for his low projection is probably lack of size and natural position. He runs in the low 4.4 or high 4.3 range.
Riggs is the most important recruit that Notre Dame landed this year.