Class of 2015 three-star Savannah (Ga.) Calvary Baptist defensive end Tyrone Riley has been one of the Peach State's best kept secrets for nearly a year. But after a recent visit to North Carolina, the Tar Heels joined his quickly growing offer list and it's becoming clear that the secret is out.
The offer from the Tar Heels came after Riley visited earlier this month and at 6-foot-6 and more than 200 pounds, he clearly passes the eye test.
Riley, who also has offers from Kentucky and N.C. State and several others, said he was excited to get the official word from UNC.
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"I liked everything overall when I visited there," Riley said. "It was a good visit, I liked it a lot."
Riley said the visit and following offer puts North Carolina near the top of his list, along side Kentucky and N.C. State, which he visited over the summer.
"I went to N.C. State earlier this summer and it was pretty nice," he said. "I think they're doing pretty good things up there. They like me at defensive end. They want to bulk me up and get stronger, that's good for me."
As far as Kentucky, Riley said he's building a good relationship with special teams Coach Craig Naivar and is hoping to get to campus for a game this fall.
"He's a pretty cool dude, he's crazy," Riley said. "I talk to him like every week. He wants to get me up there pretty bad. I think I'll make it up there for at least one game."
When it comes to official visits, Riley said he hasn't made any plans yet and still isn't sure when he might start thinking about a decision.
"I'm just taking it all in right now," he said. "I might make my decision by the middle of the season, or wait until after the season, I'm not really sure. If I have time to take visits I will, I just have to make sure I have a ride."
As a junior, Riley had 85 tackles, including six for loss.