This is from the L.A. Daily News’ UCLA football notebook. It seems that Dietrich Riley, who just two weeks ago was working with Jason David and other SGV studs, has to come to Westwood meaning business. Boom! Check it ..
Safety Dietrich Riley is quickly making a name for himself with big hits, but he added to his resume Saturday by making two interceptions in the afternoon scrimmage. And that was with the first-team defense.
Riley expected to make an impact as a true freshman, but not this quickly.
“I thought I’d be running with the 3s,” said Riley, who prepped at St. Francis High. “It’s shocking to be with the 1s. They want to see how I live up to that. I responded quite well.”
Everyone has taken notice. Riley leveled Anthony Barr during Friday’s practice – thankfully, neither player was injured. Then Randall Carroll had a counterpunch Saturday.
“They’re actually gunning for me, man,” Riley said. “I have to run with a swivel on my head because when we were in team play, Randall Carroll tried to blindside me, but luckily I saw him out of my peripheral vision and I was able to shed him off. The receivers, I like. We’re trying to toughen them up. I know the coaches are on me, saying stay up (when tackling). It’s tough to do that. I wasn’t brought up that way. I only know full speed.”