St. Francis’ Dietrich Riley was one of four athletes who took part in a roundtable interview prior to the 2010 Under Armour All-American Game. Here’s an answer that got me smiling a bit, though I’m sure I’m a part of the reason Riley dislikes most about the crazy recruiting process:
Question: What was the worst experience you’ve had during the recruiting process?
Dietrich Riley: I must say the reporters. That was really, really stressful and it came to a point where I was tired and wanted to announce early. They would call me during finals week, I couldn’t get any of my work done. They would just continually bug me to the point where I would just turn my phone off. I ended up changing my number and not telling anyone and all the reporters would hit me up on Facebook and ask me why I haven’t been answering their calls or returning emails and I would just lie and say ‘I don’t have a phone’, but I did.
Guilty. Though I must say, I tried really hard not to wear him down with calling and texting. Also, the Star-News makes a cameo in the interview. To read the interview in its entirety, click here.