That has changed, however.
"I'm going to take a trip to Baton Rouge this weekend," Riley said late Thursday evening. "This is what I want to do. I talked to Coach Frank (Wilson) and he's fighting for me to come in this year (and not as a greyshirt).
Riley says he'd still like to visit Ole Miss prior to National Signing Day.
"I'll visit if they still have a spot," he said.
He expects to arrive in Baton Rouge at 5:30 P.M. tomorrow.
"Dillon Gordon will be my host," he said.
Gordon, a true freshman tight end at LSU, was teammates with Riley on last year's John Curtis team.