Massac County’s Tyrus Riley recently signed a letter of intent to attend Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, and play football for the Wildcats.
Culver-Stockton is a private, Christian, four-year, liberal arts college with a normal enrollment of around 1,000. Canton is just across the Mississippi River from Quincy, Illinois.
Culver-Stockton was founded in 1853 as Christian University and became the oldest co-educational college west of the Mississippi River. The college was renamed in 1914 in honor of two major donors from St. Louis. The college is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is a member of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). Its athletic teams compete primarily in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Riley has been an integral part of Massac County’s football team, playing both offense and defense.
He hopes to win a spot on the team at running back. His size, speed and strength should afford him a good chance to realize his hopes.
He wants to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Riley said he has most enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends at MCHS and, of course, playing football.
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