Texas gained its second commitment from a tight end in the 2019 class Saturday when Jared Wiley picked the Longhorns over Houston and Missouri. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Temple High School native is the No. 44-ranked tight end in the country, per 247Sports Composite. Tom Herman’s program gained a pledge from four-star tight end Brayden Liebrock on May 8.
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“I just followed my heart,” said Wiley about his decision. “Home is where the heart is. My gut told me to go there.”
Wiley caught 25 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. He could start at quarterback for Temple as a senior, however. Wiley will be a project. Herman wanted to increase the numbers at the tight end position and he’s done that by adding Cade Brewer, Reese Leitao and Malcolm Epps over the past two recruiting cycle.
The addition of Liebrock to that group should allow Wiley the time to add weight and learn the tight end position. The Longhorns now hold eight commitments in the 2019 cycle, which is led by four-stars Jordan Whittington, De’Gabriel Floyd and Kenyatta Watson II.
2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class
|Roschon Johnson||QB||Port Neches-Groves||4||July 21 (2017)|
|T'Vondre Sweat||DE||Huntsville||3||Feb. 28|
|Jordan Whittington||WR||Cuero||4||March 10|
|De'Gabriel Floyd||OLB||Westlake Village (Calif.)||4||March 31|
|Kenyatta Watson II||DB||Grayson (Ga.)||4||May 1|
|Brayden Liebrock||TE||Chandler (Ariz.)||3||May 8|
|Tyler Johnson||OL||Conroe Oak Ridge||4||May 25|
|Jared Wiley||TE||Temple||3||May 26|
|Jake Smith||WR||Notre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)||4||June 3|
|Peter Mpagi||DE||George Ranch||3||June 16|
|Chris Adimora||S||Mayfair (Calif.)||4||July 1|
|Marques Caldwell||CB||Alvin||3||July 7|
|Marcus Tillman Jr.||OLB||Jones (Fla.)||3||July 28|
|Javonne Shepherd||OT||North Forest||4||July 29|
|Derrian Brown||RB||Buford (Ga.)||4||Sept. 16|
|Tyler Owens||S||Plano East||4||Sept. 24|
|David Gbenda||ILB||Katy Cinco Ranch||4||Sept. 30|
|Marcus Washington||WR||Trinity Catholic (Mo.)||4||Oct. 26|
|Myron Warren||DE||Many (La.)||3||Nov. 19|
|Jacoby Jones||DE||Butler C.C.||3||Nov. 21|
|Caleb Johnson||OLB||Fullerton College (Calif.)||3||Dec. 17|
|Kennedy Lewis||WR||Melissa||3||Dec. 18|
|Isaiah Hookfin||OT||Fort Bend Dulles||4||Dec. 21|
|Bru McCoy||ATH||Mater Dei (Calif.)||5||Jan. 25|
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