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94 Riah Burton
Riah  Burton

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
New Castle, Del.

High School:
William Penn HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
CB

Name Pronunciation:
rye-uh


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A January early enrollee who participated in spring practice ... played wide receiver, quarterback and defensive back at William Penn High School for head coach Marvin Dooley … DIFCA first-team all-state honoree in 2016 as a defensive back … caught 12 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in 2015 … made 20 tackles, defended nine passes and recorded two interceptions as a sophomore on William Penn’s 12-0 state championship team in 2014 … as a junior he made four interceptions and 36 tackles with 23 passes defended in 2015 … member of William Penn’s state champion 4x100 relay team in 2015 … a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com … a two start recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com … father, Frank, was a defensive back and wide receiver at Delaware State.

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