Huskies Are Dream Offer For Emerging DB

An emerging star on the recruiting circuit right now is Servite (Anaheim, Ca.) CB Keyon Riley. A little over two weeks ago he had no offers, now he's up to six and told recently that one was his "dream offer"...

"Washington just offered me (on Thursday)," Riley told this past weekend. "Coach (Jimmy) Lake is the one recruiting me for them and I have a great relationship with him.

"We talk about a lot of stuff. It's kinda like a father-son, older brother-younger brother relationship I have with him. I feel real comfortable with him."

Washington's offer really triggered something in Riley who said that the Huskies were the school he was waiting on.

"Washington was my dream offer honestly," Riley noted. "I mean, Travis (Waller) was recruited up there and he really loved the school and he talked them up a lot and then A.J. (Carty), he's my teammate and he's headed up there and he loved it there, so they just made it sound great and then when I started talking to coach Lake, I mean, it was just the place I always felt I wanted to be."

In addition to his offer from the Dawgs, Riley also has recent offers from Washington State, Colorado State, San Diego State and Oregon State and he's been hearing from California and Arizona State as well.

Even taking into account that his "dream offer" came through, Riley still wants to take some time and wait to see what else develops before he makes his decision.

"I really like Washington and they're my leader, but honestly, I just need to take it slow and make sure it's a place I definitely want to be," Riley said. "I've never been up there before, so I'm going to head up there for their Junior Day (on April 18th) and then we'll see, but I am open to everyone that wants to offer me and recruit me right now."

At 6'2" and a solid 190 pound, Riley appears as if he's able to play either corner or safety at the next level.

"I'm bigger than most of the receivers I face, so I have to be good with my feet and then I can go up and get the ball," Riley noted. "I am strong when the ball is in the air and I like to hit so I think I could play either spot. I like corner more though because I love playing press."

We'll have more on Riley in the coming weeks and months as he continues to wind his way through the recruiting process. Top Stories