Missouri has been developing defensive line prospects and regularly sending them to the NFL. Aldon Smith (2011), Sheldon Richardson (2013), Kony Ealy (2014), and Michael Sam (2014), to name a few. Nearly a month ago, in early June, in an effort to continue that parade of NFL defensive linemen from Missouri, the Tigers extended a scholarship offer to 2015 DE prospect Tyrone Riley 6’6” 240 Savannah (GA) Calvary Baptist.
Recently, Riley spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the Missouri offer, his interest in Missouri, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“I was surprised by the Missouri offer,” said Riley, who learned of his Missouri offer from Missouri assistant coach Alex Grinch. “It caught me off guard. I wasn’t expecting them to offer.”
Riley currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Purdue, Utah, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, and Wisconsin, in addition to Missouri.
Riley, who also plays basketball, has posted a personal best of 4.73 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a maximum in the bench press of 265 pounds.
Riley said that he’s already visited Kentucky, Ole Miss, and North Carolina State. And, he hopes to take an unofficial visit to Missouri this summer.
He said that he doesn’t have a narrowed list at this time, but he is interested in and considering Missouri. He’s been talking to Coach Grinch weekly.
“Coach Grinch has been telling me that I can be the next big defensive lineman at Missouri,” explained Riley, who went on to talk about what he’s looking for in a school. “I’m looking for a good family environment and a quality education.”