Playoffs come first for four-star

Four-star two-way standout Dietrich Riley (6-1, 200, 4.47) from La Canada (Calif.) St. Francis has lived up to his reputation as one of the Golden State's best two-way players. He has led his team to an 8-2 record as Riley and St. Francis teammates are heading for showdown against his good friend four-star athlete, Joshua Shaw and Palmdale, Calif.
Riley is doing a lot of everything for St. Francis. He has rushed for 782 yards and nine touchdowns. He's also getting the job as receiver latching onto 27 receptions for 416 and five more touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Riley has racked up 56 tackles, six pass deflections and three interceptions.
Riley is going to have to use all the tricks in his basket this weekend when they hookup against Shaw and a very talented Palmdale ballclub.
The talented duo of Riley and Shaw may be opponents on the field this coming Friday, but they have become close during this recruiting season. So much so that they have both said they would like to play together in college so that would bode well for Florida since Shaw made his announcement last week that he was going to be a Gator.
"It is something that we have talked about," Riley said regarding the possibility of playing together with Shaw. "We would love to play together at whatever school, but I was kind of surprised that he picked Florida, I always thought he was going to go to Ohio State to be honest with you. I am happy for him and his family."
Riley has already taken two visits to Notre Dame and Tennessee. He has also taken an unofficial visit to Arizona State.
"I have three more visits to take, but I'm not going to take any visits until after my season," Riley said. "Right now I have put recruiting on hold because I want to put all of my focus on the Golden Knights."
When Riley gets back to recruiting he will visit USC and Florida for sure, but the last one he's undecided where that one will be.
"UCLA, Cal, Oklahoma, Michigan and I don't know," Riley said regarding his last trip. "It switches every week. I just don't know who is going to get that last visit.
"Once the season is over, my family and I will get together and talk it over to see which school will be my last visit," Riley said. "Right now we're not sure."
With his season winding down, Riley reflected on his senior season.
"The season sure goes by fast, that's for sure," Riley said. "Right now I am taking every moment and having fun with my teammates."
Riley earned a spot on the Rivals100 for the class of 2010 ranked as the nation's No. 93 prospect at any position. He was also selected to the California Preseason Top 100 team landing as the Golden State's No. 15 prospect at any position.