Gators offer Georgia DL

Florida had this 6-foot-4, 250 pound defensive lineman out of Georgia on their campus Saturday. They sized him up, watched his tape, and offered him a scholarship on Monday.

"I was not expecting this at all," Antonio Riles said when asked about being offered by the Florida Gators on Monday. "I was surprised, very surprised when I found out about the offer. I just did not think they had seen enough of me yet."

Riles visited Florida this past Saturday and just the day before, UF coaches received Riles junior film.

The visit went well and the 6-foot-4, 250 pound junior out of Loganville (GA) Archer received attention from the coaches, but he did not expect the offer on Monday.

"I was told by one of my coaches today to call Coach Lewis because Florida was offering me, I just couldn't believe it. I called Coach Lewis, he talked to me for a minute, and then he put me on the phone with Coach Muschamp. When they told me I had an offer, I didn't know how to react. I just did not expect it."

Riles knows UF coaches like him and he liked what he saw in Gainesville over the weekend as well.

"I love how it was warm down there and I really liked the campus. They have a very good football environment there and I think Florida will be back. I think it could be a good fit for me there."

Florida is the second school to offer the junior defensive lineman out of Archer, but they won't be the last. Kentucky offered him first and he plans to visit them this weekend.

He is still open to all schools at this time.

Scout Notes: Riles is a versatile defensive lineman. He is a good athlete at his size and he could play end in some systems, but in the end, an interior spot could be his home. He is still a little raw in the technique departments and he can add some upper-body strength on the field, but he has a good base, he moves well, and he is versatile on the defensive line.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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