Riley's ready to decide

John Curtis Christian linebacker Duke Riley says he'll make a decision soon. Get the latest inside...

Duke Riley has held out on a commitment throughout the duration of his recruitment, but the 6-1, 215-pound senior will make the call soon.

"I'm going to make my decision this weekend," said Riley, who has taken official visits to Minnesota, TCU and Tulane.

Riley has already welcomed a plethora of coaches to his residence for in-home visits, which continue this evening.

"TCU and Minnesota are coming tonight," he said. "Coach (Chad) Glasgow is bringing TCU's new linebackers coach (DeMontie Cross). Minnesota is sending Coach (Jay) Sawvel."

Two official visits - LSU (January 25th) and Ole Miss (following weekend) - remain on Riley's calender. The Rebels have made an appearance in River Ridge this week, and the Tigers are coming to town Wednesday.

"Coach (Les) Miles and Coach Frank (Wilson) will be at my house tomorrow," he said. "Coach (Hugh) Freeze and Coach (Grant) Heard came by the campus."

And that's not all.

"I have an in-home with Kentucky on Thursday," said Riley, who has direct ties with current and/or former players at Tulane, TCU, LSU, Ole Miss and Kentucky.

TCU senior linebacker Kenny Cain is a Curtis product, as is former Kentucky linebacker Jacob Dufrene.

Ole Miss signed defensive back Colby Arceneaux the same year Dufrene inked with Kentucky.

LSU and Tulane each have a lengthy history of landing Patriots. The Tigers hauled in Curtis tight end Dillon Gordon one year ago.

Tulane holds verbals from four Curtis seniors: offensive lineman Brandon Godfrey, running back Sherman Badie, linebacker Eric Thomas and cornerback/return specialist Richard Allen.

Riley led the Patriots to state titles the past two years and a runner-up finish three years ago. He was first on the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons.

Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy crowned Curtis as's national champion following the recent season.

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