Riley was from all accounts a really great kid. He graduated in 2014 from East Forsyth HS (The same High School that I graduated from..obviously years before Riley got there)
According to Brandon Childress, when he first moved here after Randolph got hired by Wake Forest in 2011 (or 2012), he didn't know anyone here. He ate lunch by himself at East. When Riley found out about this, he changed that in a hurry. I'm sure they already had a bond (Rusty LaRue and Randolph Childress were teammates on Wake's 1995 ACC Championship team), but I believe this made their friendship even closer.