Three-star LB Duke Riley from John Curtis Christian is closing in on double-digit offers. Go inside…
Riley with Double-Digit Offers
Three-star LB Duke Riley previously pulled in offers from the likes of Mississippi State, Ole Miss and TCU, and he added two more yesterday. "I have new offers from UL and Arizona," he said of the New Orleans Bowl champion Ragin' Cajuns and the Wildcats. "When I went (last month) to take pictures for the Louisiana Football Magazine, I talked to Coach (Tim) Rebowe. He asked if I got that offer from UL, and I wasn't sure if I had it or not until he called me yesterday. "He said they wanted me to know that they're offering a scholarship. He asked how recruiting was going, and said he liked the way I move around (Rebowe attended a recent John Curtis practice and took a long look at Riley). "Coach Rebowe said they love the way I play, and that I could help them win another bowl game." Riley went on to discuss his conversation with a member of the Arizona staff. "The coach I talked with at Arizona told me he played in Louisiana," said Riley (6-1, 210). "He told me that Coach J.T. (Curtis) played at Arizona, too." J.T. Curtis, Jr., is the head coach at John Curtis, the suburban New Orleans school founded by his father, Rev. J.T. Curtis, Sr. "Earlier, the Arizona coach said, 'I will offer, but I want our head coach and defensive coordinator to see your film first before I make it official.' "Yesterday, he called and said all of their coaches loved the way I play, and he offered." Riley said he doesn't have any favorites yet. He'll camp at Ole Miss on June 6th, and he'll also attend the joint TCU/Northwestern State camp that will be held later this summer in New Orleans. Which new programs are showing interest? "Arkansas said they'll offer if I come to their one-day camp," said Riley. "Arizona State is talking to me, and Stanford is very interested." Riley also holds offers from Minnesota, Colorado and local program Tulane. Tulane got a commitment a few days ago from Riley's teammate, '13 OL Brandon Godfrey, and the Green Wave hopes to land a trio of Curtis players: Godfrey, along with RB Sherman Badie and Riley. "I'm interested in every school that is recruiting me," said Riley. Does Tulane have a shot at getting him? "It would be good to play with my teammates from Curtis in college," he said when asked about the possibility of suiting up together on the next level with Godfrey and Badie at Tulane. "That would be awesome." At the moment, Riley is in New York for his brother's graduation. "This city is crazy," he stated. "They say it's the 'city that never sleeps,' and it's true. There's really people out walking around at one, two and three o'clock in the morning." Riley led Curtis in tackles each of the past two years. The Patriots went 14-0 in 2011 and won the Class 2A state title.
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