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Florida 2013 signee Antonio Riles

Written by gcstaff, February 6, 2013, 0 Comments,
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Antonio Riles

School: Archer

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 262 pounds

GC Composite Ranking: NR

Recruited by: Derek Lewis

Notable: Verbally committed to UF on July 27, 2012 and made his official visit on Jan. 18, 2013. Georgia, Michigan State and others made late pushes at Riles to switch his pledge or at least visit, but his only official visit was to Florida. Home-state Georgia continued to pursue him through the final weekend before signing day. Also was recruited by new UF defensive line coach Brad Lawing when Lawing was at South Carolina, so the two had a previous relationship, which helped smooth the transition of Dan Quinn leaving Florida for the NFL. A three-star prospect by national recruiting networks, he made 53 tackles and six sacks as a junior. His speed and strength are assets, but he’ll need to improve his technique after arriving on campus. His quick first step and ability to gain leverage using his natural ability will give him a shot at earning playing time at defensive end as a true freshman.

Quotable: “This visit really help me solidify my commitment to Florida. I got answers to all of my questions and have confidence in what the staff was telling me. One of my questions was the depth chart as I see a lot of good players on it, but coach Muschamp broke it down for me and also I had been told I would slide inside. But coach Muschamp said that wasn’t true that I would be playing strong side defensive end.” — Riles told GatorCountry.com.

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Antonio Riles

School: Archer

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 262 pounds

GC Composite Ranking: NR

Recruited by: Derek Lewis

Notable: Verbally committed to UF on July 27, 2012 and made his official visit on Jan. 18, 2013. Georgia, Michigan State and others made late pushes at Riles to switch his pledge or at least visit, but his only official visit was to Florida. Home-state Georgia continued to pursue him through the final weekend before signing day. Also was recruited by new UF defensive line coach Brad Lawing when Lawing was at South Carolina, so the two had a previous relationship, which helped smooth the transition of Dan Quinn leaving Florida for the NFL. A three-star prospect by national recruiting networks, he made 53 tackles and six sacks as a junior. His speed and strength are assets, but he’ll need to improve his technique after arriving on campus. His quick first step and ability to gain leverage using his natural ability will give him a shot at earning playing time at defensive end as a true freshman.

Quotable: “This visit really help me solidify my commitment to Florida. I got answers to all of my questions and have confidence in what the staff was telling me. One of my questions was the depth chart as I see a lot of good players on it, but coach Muschamp broke it down for me and also I had been told I would slide inside. But coach Muschamp said that wasn’t true that I would be playing strong side defensive end.” — Riles told GatorCountry.com.

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