According to broadcast reports out of Chattanooga, Tenn., standout running back Gerald Riggs Jr., is set to announce his commitment to Tennessee on Monday. However, nobody at the Riggs household was available for comment late Sunday night.
WRCB in Chattanooga reported on its 11 p.m. newscast that Riggs‘s father, Gerald Riggs Sr., called the station and let it know that his son, one of the nation‘s top running backs, had decided to end the recruiting process with a upcoming Monday pledge to the Vols.
The station said that Riggs Jr. will formally announce his decision on Monday and do interviews concerning his pledge to Tennessee. The Vols had been Riggs’ long-time leader over Nebraska, LSU, Florida and Michigan.
WRCB ran a report on Friday stating that Riggs had committed to Tennessee, but Riggs’ father told Volquest.com on Saturday that report was incorrect. Riggs also told Volquest.com on Saturday that neither he nor his son have talked to the Vols since Thursday.
Repeated calls by Rivals100.com and Volquest.com to the Riggs household on Sunday produced zero results. Rivals100.com and Volquest.com will treat Riggs’ commitment news as unconfirmed until either a coach, family member or Riggs himself go on the record with his announcement.