Notre Dame dipped into the SEC to add depth to its 2014 secondary.

Cody Riggs, who spent four years playing cornerback and safety for the Florida Gators, committed Wednesday to play his final year of eligibility at Notre Dame. Riggs will graduate from Florida in May, enroll at Notre Dame in June and be eligible to play for the Irish in 2014 as a graduate student.

"I am very thankful for this opportunity," Riggs said in a statement. "I fully intend to make the most of this opportunity by not only giving my absolute best effort, but also leading by example both on and off the field.

"Being on campus, meeting with the academic personnel and interacting with the Notre Dame players helped me dot the I's and cross the T's on what has been the toughest decision of my life. I am excited about working hard in the classroom and expanding my professional network in pursuit of a graduate degree from Notre Dame. I am equally excited to contribute on the field and make some big plays to help the team win games."

Riggs started all 12 of Florida's games last season at safety, notching 51 tackles and three pass breakups. It was his first year playing safety after spending 2010-2012 as a cornerback, the position he'll likely move back to with the Irish.