On The Riley Files, Oklahoma insider Kegan Reneau explained why the Baltimore-Washington D.C. (Beltway) corridor, often referred to as the DMV area, figures to be a significant recruiting focus for Lincoln Riley in the Big Ten.
“He (Riley) has always created pipelines where they’re not for him,” Reneau said. “I would look directly to the DMV area (Baltimore-Washington, D.C.) Caleb Williams and his family have massive, massive amounts of influence in that area. Then I would imagine Josh Henson and Lincoln Riley are going to really take a deep, deep look up in the DMV area.
“I’ve said the future is tied to Southern California with Malachi Nelson. I would imagine that’s gonna help them out, but if that option is watered down because of Alabama and Ohio State and other programs having success there, and with other factors such as people aren’t playing as much football as in the state of California, they’re gonna look at the DMV area and continue to go down that well. That is a place where it is a little bit colder, where these guys are a little bit bigger-bodied. They’re country strong.”