OSU offers in-state field general

IT IS ALWAYS nice for a prospect to feel the recruiting love from one of the in-state schools, and for Kevin Riley, that came in the form of an Oregon State offer this past Thursday. The Beavs are one of four schools to offer the cagey signal caller from Beaverton, Ore., prior to his senior campaign. Riley discusses his recruitment and if its accurate to say he has any leaders at this stage of the game.

In addition to Oregon State, Riley (6-2, 195) holds offers from Cal, Portland State and UNLV. Portland State was the first and its been a domino effect ever since.

"Cal offered two weeks ago, Oregon State offered me Thursday and UNLV offered me Saturday," said Riley.

Other schools in the mix include Boise State, Washington, Clemson, Colorado, Michigan State and Arizona State.

Riley participated in the OSU half-day camp, although he had bronchitis that limited his participation to just throwing the pigskin. It was enough that after he was done, in later conversation with coaches Mike Riley and Nigel Burton, he received the offer from OSU.

"I was pretty happy," he said. "Its nice to get an offer from a Pac-10 school and one in-state."

He might take in one more camp at Michigan State but has yet to finalize his plans. As far as his leaders go, Riley said it would be inaccurate to say he has any favorites.

"Its pretty close between all the schools," he said. "I can't really say I like one over the other -- Any schools that are interest in me, I'm interested in them.

Riley said academics, the style of offense and the coaching staff will all factor into his decision.

"I don't have a timetable," said Riley. "When I make my decision, I want to be 100 percent about it. So it might be a week, or it might be after next football season."

Last season, Riley went 114-251 for about 2700 yards. He passed for 32 TDs and had 6 INTs. His four game playoff stats during Beaverton's run to the state semi-finals: 58-99, 1400 yards, 14 TDs, 1 pick

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