Name: Sean Riley
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Playa del Rey, Calif.
High School: Narbonne
2015 Stats: As a senior at Narbonne High School, Riley rushed for 1,518 yards on 164 carries with 20 touchdowns, and caught 27 passes for 424 yards and three scores.
2016 Projections: Riley was not listed in the top three of any receiver positions on the Syracuse Orange’s post-spring depth chart, so it’s tough to imagine he’ll be seeing the field for any significant playing time this season.
How’d He Get Here: Riley originally committed to Arizona, but flipped to the Orange when he was told he’d either have to delay his enrollment until January 2017 or pay his own way in his first semester. He also held offers from San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Riley was rated three stars across the board by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com.
Money Quote: Back in January when he flipped his commitment from Arizona to Syracuse, Riley announced the decision on Twitter, saying:
Go orange pic.twitter.com/taQUhrckro— Sean Riley (@seankriley) January 17, 2016
“CURSE YOU, UNIVERSITY OF SYRACUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!” (/shakes fist)
Links of Wonder: Back in January, Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com wrote a piece about Riley’s decision to flip commitments, highlighting why he made his decision and a little bit about the receiver from California.
Tweets of Wonder: Stephen Bailey tweeted this on the second day of preseason camp:
One leftover nugget from Syracuse WR Brisly Estime. Asked about emerging freshmen: "(IR) Sean Riley, he's starting to jump out there."— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 7, 2016
What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: He was nowhere to be found on the depth chart, but that didn’t stop Dino Babers from being excited about Riley’s commitment:
The Golden Boy from the #GoldenState is officially a #DomeDude! #OrangeIsTheNewFast pic.twitter.com/r4dFS0lKx3— Dino Babers (@CoachBabersCuse) February 3, 2016
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: According to his high school coach, Riley can run the 40-yard dash in about 4.4 seconds. He may be small, but he is fast.
Let’s Get a Good Look Atcha: