Florida defensive end Julian Riley of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood is seriously thinking about leaving the Sunshine State and heading north to play in either the Big Ten or Big East. However, a recent offer could keep the 6-foot-4, 265-pound end right where he is.
“Well, Florida offered me in writing so I’m planning an unofficial visit there sometime over the next few weeks. I’ve always liked the Gators so now that they've sent me my offer, I want to visit. The other schools have been on me a lot longer so I’m still leaning toward a few others, but that might change.”
Julian has already been to Purdue and Wisconsin. He will visit Pittsburgh (Jan. 10) and Boston College (Jan. 17) as well.
"Purdue was a nice trip, but I really liked Wisconsin. The college atmosphere there is awesome and I’m really impressed with the coaching staff.”
So do the Badgers lead?
“Well, I have a top three. I like Wisconsin, Boston College and Ohio State best. I don’t have a visit set with Ohio State yet, so I’m not sure what will happen there.”
Julian is looking for a school with an excellent football program and a top-notch education.
“All of the schools I’m interested in offer me a great football opportunity and an excellent education. I’m looking forward to my remaining visits. I won’t decide until after all of them.”