Kilgore’s Clay Wiley Commits to Northwestern State
One of East Texas' top senior offensive lineman made his college choice Monday evening.
Kilgore veteran offensive guard Clay Wiley committed to Northwestern State, giving the Demons one of the most established front-line players in the region.
The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Wiley, whose pledge was first reported by InsideTexas.com, was recently named to the 16-3A all-district first team for the second consecutive season.
Wiley led a Kilgore offensive front that blocked for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in junior Kevrin Justice and senior Davieonta "JuJu" Brown, who combined for 3,343 rushing yards and 55 touchdown runs. Kilgore won its first 14 games of the year before falling to Carthage in the Class 3A Division I state title bout.
Wiley finished his senior season with 61 knockdown blocks and an 89 percent grade for the year. Wiley was selected to the ETSN.fm East Texas Super Team Second Team as a junior, when he helped the 'Dogs go 11-2 and reach the 3A D-I state semifinals.
Wiley was 1 of 2 Kilgore seniors to commit Monday evening. Kilgore head coach Mike Wood confirmed that defensive lineman D.Q. Scott pledged to Henderson State, a Division II school in Arkadelphia, Ark., competing in the Great American Conference. Scott was 1 of 3 East Texans to commit to Henderson State during the last three days, joining Tyler Lee receiver/defensive back Marquiston Williams and John Tyler defensive end/outside linebacker Darius Amie.