DE Antonio Riles digs Athens atmosphere 

March, 4, 2012
One of the emerging prospects in the Peach State was all set to visit Georgia on Saturday for Very Important Dawg Day, but with his mom scheduled to work Antonio Riles (Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer) instead made plans to take her Friday to Athens to meet the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. That plan also fell through, but the 6-foot-4, 260-pound rising senior managed to make the trip up with a couple of teammates Friday night.

Although he grew up a fan of the Bulldogs, this was Riles’ first time on campus.

“I was able to see all of the football facilities, and seeing Sanford Stadium was really cool,” he said. “Athens is a pretty open town and I liked being able to see what student life was like. Watching a gym meet that night, it got me to thinking if that atmosphere was that crazy I could only imagine what Sanford is like on a Saturday for a football game. I really had a good feeling about the visit, and it felt like a great place.”

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