Duke Riley talks TCU visit

John Curtis (LA) linebacker Duke Riley gives a high grade on his TCU visit. Riley is ranked as a three star linebacker by Scout.com, and he is one of TCU's top targets at a position of need.

Louisiana linebacker Duke Riley said he had a great time on his official visit to TCU this weekend.

"Things went really well. I got to hang out with the players and the coaches, and that is what I really wanted to do was just spend some time with the players because those are the guys that I'm going to be around for the next 4-5 years," said Riley, a 6'1, 215 pound linebacker from River Ridge, Louisiana.

Riley was hosted on his official visit by safety Chris Hackett, and he got to spend some time with fellow John Curtis graduate Kenny Cain as well.

Aside from spending time with the players, Riley said he had very productive conversations with the TCU coaching staff as well.

"It went great. They have a strong need for LBs and they want me to come in and play early," Riley said. "They want a guy that can come in and play as a true freshman, so that's what I'm looking forward to do."

Riley said he has cancelled his visit to Tulane, but he will still take a visit to Ole Miss next weekend. "We'll see where things go from there, you know what I mean."

In addition to Ole Miss and TCU, Riley holds offers from Mississippi State, LSU, Minnesota, and Kentucky among others.

Riley said he has a national championship banquet for his John Curtis team on January 26th, so he will not take a visit that weekend.

Riley says the visit to TCU helped solidify his serious interest in the Frogs.

"It went really good. I had a great time out there spending time with Kenny Cain who also went to John Curtis," said Riley.

"Chris Hackett and I got along really well. I could see myself going out there and chilling with him and Devonte Fields and Waymon the running back. They were telling me how much they liked it."

Riley's had previously taken an official visit to Minnesota.


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