A quarterback we feel is emerging as one of the best in the West region this year is Beaverton's (Ore.) Kevin Riley. Riley shows up well on film and was one of the top three quarterbacks we saw at the recent NorCal Nike Camp and EA SPORTS Elite 11 quarterback workout the following day.
Riley, 6-1, 195 pounds looked very good at the recent camps flashing one of the strongest arms in the camp. Riley spins it well, throws a nice deep ball and is able to throw on the run as well as drop back. He's very accurate as well and had a very good junior season completing 144 of 251 passes for 2,695 yards and 32 touchdowns with just six interceptions. In our eyes, he's clearly the top signal caller in the state and one of the three best in the NW region along with Idaho's Cody Hawkins and Washington's Jake Locker.
As a result of the Nike camp, the recruiting attention has sky rocketed for Riley.
"It's been like night and day," Faustin Riley, Kevin's father told us. "He was getting very little attention before the camp and now he's getting quite a bit. Portland State offered and he had calls from Boise State, California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan State, Montana, Oregon, Oregon State, Wyoming and Washington."
Riley will camp at Cal this weekend and Boise State the following weekend and both schools have Riley very high on their board. In addition, the signal caller will also attend the final EA SPORTS Elite 11 workout in Las Vegas later this month and has a legitimate shot at making the final Elite 11 in late July.