Temple tight end Jared Wiley hauls in a touchdown pass during the Wildcats' 56-3 win over Waco University in 2017. (Michael Miller/Temple Telegram)

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Meet the Longhorns: Jared Wiley ready to transition to tight end at Texas

Posted December 19th, 2018

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Jared Wiley, tight end, Temple

Texas commit Jared Wiley at the Temple High School spring game. (Mike Craven)

FYI: 6-6/225; 3 stars; No. 40-ranked tight end

Fabulous 55 ranking: N/A

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Committed: May 26

Scouting report: Wiley spent his senior season starring at quarterback for Temple. He’ll transition to tight end in Austin and is expected to enroll early and skip his senior season of baseball. Wiley is a huge prospect who towers over most players on the field. Wiley is a large-framed tight end with athleticism. He’s yet to spend years honing his craft as a receiver as he splits time at quarterback. He’s in position to win the starting quarterback spot at Temple as of spring practice. What Wiley lacks in experience or sheer production, he makes up for with potential.

He did play some tight end earlier in his high school career and is not foreign to the position. Wiley is potentially a three-down tight end who can excel as a run blocker and a receiver. Wiley caught 25 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. He should be afforded the time to develop considering the wealth of talent signed by Herman since arriving in Austin. Wiley proved as a junior that he can be a productive tight end.

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2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25

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