Temple quarterback Jared Wiley hunts for a receiver while being chased during the Wildcats' 21-14 loss to Cedar Ridge in 2017. (Michael Miller/Temple Telegram)

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The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Temple quarterback, future Texas tight end Jared Wiley

Posted July 12th, 2018

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Jared Wiley at home as Texas commit

Texas wanted a pair of tight ends in the 2019 class after signing just Malcolm Epps at the position in 2018. The Longhorns identified Jared Wiley, a 6-6, 225-pound quarterback at Temple, as the perfect compliment to four-star Brayden Liebrock (Ariz.). Wiley showed potential at tight end as a junior. He’ll move back to quarterback as a senior to lead his program. It’s that type of selflessness that endears him to teammates and to the Texas staff.

Temple quarterback Jared Wiley at the state 7 on 7 tournament. The Texas commit will move to tight end in college. (Mike Craven)

At what age did you fall in love with football?

Sixth grade, because I loved the contact within each play.

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What made Texas your choice?

Every visit I was part of felt more comfortable.

What are your goals as a senior?

Win a state championship and be the best player, on and off the field, I can be for my community.

What was most important to you as a recruit?

Academics, to set me up for the future.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?

Mentor.

Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

Utility. Anywhere Texas needs me to play, I’ll play.

What artist would you most like to see live?

NBA Youngboy.

Favorite movie?

“Brotherly Love.”

Favorite athlete of all-time?

Tom Brady.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?

Baseball.

2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel FloydOLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden LiebrockTEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge5May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Demariyon HoustonWRMillwood (Okla.)4July 7

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