Many Pac-12 schools are showing interest in D.J. Riggins and as the spring and summer get underway the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian running back is excited about his prospects.
"I've been hearing from a lot of coaches talking about they're going to come out to our practices this spring and summer," Riggins said. "I think I'll eventually get offered by them after they see me work out."
UCLA is showing a lot more interest in the 6-foot, 190-pound prospect who looked good this past weekend at the NLA 7on7 in Las Vegas. The coaching staff especially stands out to the Oaks Christian recruit.
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"The coaches are really cool," Riggins said. "That's what I'm sold on. They are very social and they want to get to know you so that's what I really liked.
"I've always looked at them since I was a little kid because growing up in Los Angeles and moving to the valley it's 20 minutes away and close to my family. Ishmael (Adams), Jordan (Payton), Cameron Judge all those guys are there so that's a big factor."
Utah is also interesting to Riggins, who could play running back or slot receiver, because his cousin, Lucky Radley, plays for the Utes and has spoken highly of the program.
That means Riggins is going to take a serious look at Utah especially if the Utes continue to recruit him.
"Lucky is telling me good things about it so I'm going up there during the summer," Riggins said.
"Lucky likes it there and it's the Pac-12. When they switched to the Pac-12 that's what really got me. They need kids to bring them up even more so I'm looking at them."
Cal has always been a favorite for Riggins, who has had some conversations with the new coaching staff but is still getting to know them.
"Since the coaching change I've talked to them a little," Riggins said. "They have still shown interest in me."