Tallahassee Wideout Earns a Bullish Offer

Tallahassee Wideout Earns a Bullish Offer

South Florida is the newest offer for 2016 Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards wide receiver, Kalen Riles, who has a childhood friend verbally committed to Willie Taggart's program.

Eager as ever to build off his sophomore campaign when he hauled in 35 catches for 365 yards and seven touchdowns for Tallahassee (Fla.) Rickards High School, Kalen Riles has been immersed with collegiate camps around the country with hopes of doubling his scholarship total by summer's end.

"I have offers from LSU, Akron, Louisville, East Carolina and South Florida," Riles said. "It's been a good experience, and I like all of the schools who've offered me and like me.

"I've been to Alabama, Florida State and Kentucky camps. I'm going to LSU from today until Saturday as well."

On Sunday, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound rising junior hauled in his latest scholarship offer from the University of South Florida after torching defenses game after game at the Sling n Shoot Tournament.

Armunz Mathews, one of USF's top commitments and a native of Tallahassee, has aspirations to reunite with his good friend at the next level and has been trying to lure Riles to Tampa Bay.

"I like (USF's) campus and facilities," Riles said. "The camp was great with a lot of competition. Every time the ball is in the air, it's mine.

"Armunz has been telling it's a good program and he wants me to commit with him because we've been friends forever."

Early on, Riles says all schools are on an even playing field.

The atmosphere on campus, as well as academics and having the opportunity to showcase his skill-set early on in his career, will be significant factors in the decision-making process for Riles going forward.

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