Even with a handful of BCS offers, the three-star recruit's most recent offer from Southern Miss may have the biggest impact. Riley's mother has been hoping Southern Miss would offer her son a scholarship, and was more than excited to hear the news.
"One main thing that is exciting about the Southern Miss offer is my mom went to college there," Riley told Badger Nation. "So it was really exciting to finally hear from them. I waited until after practice to tell my mom the news. She screamed and yelled when she found out. Let's just say she was pretty excited."
Riley's mother clearly already has her favorite picked out, but his father also has one. While his mother will be rooting for Riley to pick Southern Miss, his father will be campaigning for Miami.
"It's pretty much up to me where I want to go, but my parents do have their favorite schools," said Riley. "Even though it's my choice, I will sit down to talk about it and pray about my decision with my parents. Eventually I will make a decision on where I want to play."
While Riley's parents have made their favorite destinations well known, the senior tight end has yet to give up his number one pick. Riley is not ready to announce his top list yet, which also means he's not ready to trim down any of the contenders on his list – including the Badgers.
"Wisconsin is a great passing teams and I like how their offense is run," said Riley. "The tradition is amazing at Wisconsin. The crowd is definitely off the charts."
UW is certainly still in it, but the Badgers may be falling behind their Big Ten competition.
"The Wisconsin coaches haven't contacted me as much yet," said Riley. "With a school like Indiana they have always kept in constant contact with me since they've offered. It's definitely more appealing to hear more from the coaches, because it shows that they're interested in me and that they truly want me to come."
The 6-4, 190-pound Riley has rewarded the Hoosiers coaching staff for their diligence by scheduling an official visit to Bloomington this weekend when Indiana takes on Penn State.
"I love Indiana's coaching staff," said Riley. "All the coaches I've talked to so far are great Christian men. They have a good game plan set up if I would go there. The way they talk about this Hoosier team just makes it sound like they're all pumped up and motivated to play."
Riley is adamant about keeping his options open, and does not want to rush into a decision until after the season. Riley said he might take an official to UMass next and is undecided about his other visits.