"I committed to Oklahoma State last week," added Matt Riley. "I
am going to run track and play football for them."
Ryan was a little bit surprised at the attention he received after making that
"I heard from Iowa State, Kansas, and Kansas State right after I committed
to Oklahoma State. Tennessee had their top receiver leave their team so coach
(Darin) Hinshaw contacted me and said they were looking at two guys to fill
his spot and I was one of them. I scheduled an official visit with them when
they play Florida at home (9/15). I figured that would be their best home game
so I scheduled it for that weekend. I scheduled my official visit to Oklahoma
State on on November 10th when they play West Virginia."
Riley visited the Oklahoma State campus this summer and liked what he saw.
"I never thought they were going to offer me when I went over there but
their defensive back coach Van Malone wanted me to come up there to check things
out. He recruited my older brother when he was coaching at Tulsa. Oklahoma State
started recruiting me for track and then coach Malone started recruiting me.
They wanted me for track but then a wide receiver spot came open and they said
I was too good and too fast and they couldn't turn me down. They really liked
Will he sign a track or football scholarship?
"I am going to spend 24 hours on my visit with the track program and 24
hours with the football program when I go on my visit. Coach (Mike) Gundy told
me that we were going to go over the scholarship money when I get up there.
I just committed to both programs at Oklahoma State so I really do not know."
Riley reports a 4.41 forty and had 32 catches for 690 yards and 8 TD's as a
junior. He also had 16 carries for 334 yards and 3 TD's. On defense, he collected
43 tackles and 5 interceptions.
"I am pretty much set on Oklahoma State but if Tennessee offers me that
could change things. My father lives 45 miles from Knoxville on the Kentucky
border and it would be nice to be back near him. But if they don't, I couldn't
be in a better situation than OSU. They are sending so many receivers to the
league. What receiver wouldn't want to play for them?"