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Jared Wiley becomes second tight end to pick Texas in 2019 class

Posted May 26th, 2018


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.

“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

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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