Riley was a a multipart athlete growing up playing any and every sport he had access to including hockey, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, track and many others, Riley didn't start playing football in grade 9 and continued to play for the Lockerby Vikings and Sudbury Gladiators. Riley was offered to play at The University of Waterloo in Spring of 2015, and committed to the Warriors in September of his Senior Year of High School. He also received a late offer from University of Toronto in Summer of 2016 after the 2016 Gladiators Season. In his first OUA season, Riley dressed in 4 of 8 games, playing in 3 of them on defence and special teams, finishing with 2 tackles, 1 vs Western Mustangs and 1 vs Queens Gaels, as well as 5 tackles in the exhibition game vs the Windsor Lancers.
Going into 2017, Riley decided it was in his best interest to pursue a more academic approach to his post secondary. With the end goal of being an NFL agent, Riley transferred to Laurentian University in Sports Administration. After this decision, Riley quickly decided to start Northern Built Sports Recruiting in March of 2017.
Northern Built was formed with the goal of getting players from Northern Ontario playing sports at the next level. After building a clientele of 8 clients in 4 months, Riley was offered a position at The Podyum, a step towards his end goal of being an agent. Riley worked at The Podyum as an intern for 4 months, and was then hired on as the Head Canadian Scout, Player Personnel Associate and Head of the 2018 Free Agent Combine. His responsibilities included scouting USPORT players for the Podyum Senior All Star Bowl, creating draft profiles for USPORT Seniors, conducting player sales for Podyum members, and speaking with teams and scouts about signing Podyum players to their team. Riley is now Head of the Free Agent Bowl that will be held in Miami Florida in 2019/2020.
Given his experience, Riley is ready and willing to start working on improving the knowledge of training, the recruiting process, and finding a school and team that works for your athletic and more importantly, academic goals!