January 1, 2011

Texas State now in the picture for Riddick

If Colorado State wants to sign Abilene (Texas) Cooper running back Davon Riddick in its 2011 recruiting class, then the Rams may have to concentrate their efforts a little harder.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Riddick will finally be taking an official visit to Fort Collins on Jan. 14. The Texas running back said he talked his recruiting contact at CSU, Tim Duffie, on New Year's Eve just to make sure he's still on board with the Rams.

When GoldandGreenNews.com asked Riddick if he was in fact still committed to CSU, his answer was less than enthusiastic.

"Yea, I'm still with CSU … for now," he said.

He added that time constraints were to blame for him not taking a visit during the fall.

Riddick, who committed to CSU on Aug. 4, 2010, picked up an offer two weeks ago from in-state school Texas State - an NCAA FCS university in San Marcos, located about halfway between San Antonio and Austin.

The Texas State Bobcats currently look to be the main competitors with CSU for Riddick's signature come February, as he's strongly considering taking a visit to San Marcos on Jan. 21.

"I know a little bit about Texas State," Riddick said. "I kind of like the idea of staying in state."

Abilene Cooper looked to Riddick to dominate its rushing attack in 2010, as he led the Cougars with 183 carries for 1,537 yards (8.4 ypc) and 21 touchdowns on the ground and added 215 yards and one score receiving. His efforts earned him First Team All-West Texas honors from TheOldCoach.com.

Riddick showed some discomfort with CSU currently having three half backs committed in its 2011 class and the fact the Rams are still recruiting more. However, if he does sign with CSU, Riddick isn't afraid of a little competition in a crowded backfield.

"It'll be OK, I guess, I'll just have to compete," he said.

Riddick only played running back in high school and said no coaches at CSU have spoken to him about switching positions.

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