Louisville picked up their first commitment in the 2018 football recruiting class Thursday night when Tallahassee, FL athlete Marcus Riley announced his commitment on Twitter.

The 5’10” 165lbs prospect credited both a current coach as well as a former player for him choosing Louisville “I have a great relationship with Coach Smith and also Sam Madison.” Riley said “I play for his 7v7 travel team and he was giving me info about the University of Louisville as a school and as a football program and I was liking what I was hearing”.

Besides Louisville, Riley has also been hearing from both Florida and Florida State “I have a strong bond with Florida State and Florida but I just talk to Coach Smith every day and I like the things that I have heard about UofL.”

As far as what position Riley could play in college there is nothing set in stone, although he does have a preference “We really haven’t talked about a particular position but I would like to see myself as a quarterback at UofL”. Riley has taken note of Louisville’s recent success at quarterback which is a big factor to him “After watching Teddy Bridgewater and Lamar Jackson I see myself as one of [those] type of quarterbacks.”

So what is it like getting an opportunity to play for Coach Petrino with his history of grooming talented quarterbacks? “Coach Petrino is a good coach and I can tell from watching Lamar play” Riley said, “It feel[s] good and I am ready for it!”

For more information on Riley including highlights and evaluation, click HERE.

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