Name: Sean Riley
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Narbonne
2018 stats: He collected 64 receptions for 756 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games. Returned 34 kicks/punts for 631 yards and one touchdown. Averaged 109.5 all-purpose yards per game. All-purpose selection to the All-ACC Third Team.
2019 projections: Riley is in no danger of losing his starting position in the slot or the return game, but it will be interesting to see how he lives up to a breakout season in 2017 — after tripling his reception and yardage totals from the previous two seasons combined. He’s already been named to Athlon’s 2019 Preseason All-ACC First Team on special teams and the second team as an all-purpose athlete. At the very least, Riley should stay within the 60-70 reception range with between 676-800 yards. He should, however, haul in more than his lone receiving touchdown from the 2018 season.
How’d he get here?: Riley flipped from Arizona to Syracuse, but also had offers from Hawaii, Utah, San Diego State and Wyoming.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars across the board.
Money Quote: Riley’s message to Syracuse.com makes you ready to run through a wall
“Fear isn’t in my vocabulary”
Twitter feed: @seankriley
Tweets of wonder: We luv this too, Sean.
I luv this to death.. that’s on my soul❗️ pic.twitter.com/AzQLxm8cg8— Sean Riley (@seankriley) February 5, 2019
What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Babers will have a little fun with Riley and tell him to watch “The Waterboy.” Although Riley and Bobby Boucher play on opposite sides of the football field, they’re both undersized athletes who’ve shut down other’s attempts to deter them from playing the game.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Riley racked up 4,476 all-purpose yards and 39 total touchdowns in his junior and senior seasons alone to close out his high school career.
Let’s get a good look at ya: Eleven minutes of Riley tape? Sign me up.