RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 22 prospect in Maryland by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 player in the Maryland/D.C. area by SuperPrep … Ranked as the No. 78 safety in the country and the No. 24 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 142 safety in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 58 safety in the country, the No. 142 player in his region and the No. 22 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on May 2, 2011 … From the same high school as former Hokie receiver Antonio Freeman … A member of the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region squad … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl for the South (all stars from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia) against the North (all stars from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) … Recorded 48 tackles (18 solo) and five interceptions his senior season … Was a first-team Baltimore Sun All-Met defensive back as a senior … Was a consensus all-state selection … Caught 18 passes for 340 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver his senior year … A first-team big school all-state selection as a defensive back following his senior season … As a junior, had 46 tackles and six interceptions as a defensive back, and offensively, caught 43 passes for 900 yards and six touchdowns … Also returned two punts for touchdowns as a junior … Had 16 career interceptions and 14 career touchdowns … Was a second-team Baltimore Sun All-Met player as a junior … Player host was Kyle Fuller … Recruited by Kevin Sherman.
PERSONAL: Born 12/14/93 in Baltimore … Son of Reginald Riley and Leslie Byrd … Has a younger sister … Major is undecided.