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Arizona football recruiting: Running back Sean Riley commits to Wildcats

Arizona strikes gold with a versatile all-purpose back

After hosting a handful of recruits today, Arizona ended the day on a good note. 3-star running back Sean Riley announced his commitment to The University of Arizona via Twitter. This gives the 2016 recruiting class a total of four prospects, four of the most game-changing and class-defining recruits at that.

Riley hails from Narbonne High School (Harbor City, CA), ranked as the No. 93 recruit in the state. At 5-9 165lbs, he held offers to San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming prior to his commitment. He was just offered his scholarship earlier in the day along with Keyshawn Johnson Jr.

Riley serves as the kick returner and premier back for Narbonne, posting impressive stats his junior year as a true all-purpose back. Averaging just under eight yards per carry, the shifty back amassed 1,250 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns. But his duties expand beyond the backfield, something Rich Rodriguez really looks for in his running backs. Riley was the recipient of 37 passes, good for 577 yards and four touchdowns.

Even more impressive than his offensive game is his returning abilities. On just 11 kick returns, he accumulated 444 yards, averaging just over 40 yards a return.

When asked why he committed to Arizona today after his unofficial, he claims that "Arizona felt like home", especially considering the proximity to his hometown. "I will fit perfect in the offense.. the coaches were really cool", he said. And with his versatility and speed, he is indeed a perfect fit for Rich Rodriguez. His highlights are below.