2016: Whimpey is now officially a Bronco after serving a two-year mission for his church.
From February 4th, 2015:
LB Riley Whimpey (San Clemente, CA) called the Boise State coaches on January 29th, 2015 to offer his verbal commitment to play for the Broncos. The scholarship offered to Whimpey won’t count against the Broncos until he enrolls after completing his LDS mission (two years).
Whimpey received his offer in early December of 2014 and took his official visit to Boise this last weekend (Jan 24th) with coach Avalos taking the lead in his recruitment. He also holds an offer from Utah State, where his family has strong ties to the school and program.
According to 247Sports, Whimpey had two lone offers, Utah State and Boise State.
“With another option to consider besides Boise, Whimpey has cleared his head of any preconceived biases — Utah State and Boise State both have their own selling points. For Utah State there is family ties in Kevin Whimpey, who is a senior offensive lineman, along with a strong relationship with Mark Weber, the Aggies Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Line coach.
Weber recruited older brother Kevin and also extended the offer to younger brother Riley, so there’s some decent history there.” -Whimpey interview with Lars Hanson/247Sports
Riley Whimpey is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker currently unrated by 247Sports and rated three-stars by Scout.com. As a senior he recorded 172 total tackles (130 solo), five sacks, five forced fumbles, four passes defensed, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one blocked punt.