Liberty-Eylau senior defensive back Andre Wiley Jr. became the 15th player in East Texas' 2016 recruiting class to offer up a verbal commitment to a Division I FBS program.

Wiley (5-9, 170) announced via Twitter his pledge to Navy on Friday while on an official visit to the Annapolis, Md., campus. He chose the Midshipmen over five other FBS options -- Arkansas State, Army, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, and Wyoming.

Liberty-Eylau safety Andre Wiley Jr. (18) blindsides Pittsburg receiver Lateric Harper during a game in Oct. of 2015.

One of the most physical defenders in all of East Texas, Wiley figures to be a nice addition to a Navy squad coming off a successful 2015 season.

Navy, which is under the direction of seventh-year head coach Ken Niumatalolo, finished 11-2 last season with a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

After a 52-31 loss to Houston in the conference title game, Navy rebounded with a 21-17 win over arch-rival Army before defeating Pittsburg, 44-28, in Military Bowl on Dec. 28.

Despite having to re-locate to the East Coast, Wiley will have plenty of opportunities to return to his home state over the course of his college career. Navy shares the AAC with SMU and Houston.

Wiley concluded his high school career with a stellar senior season, helping Liberty-Eylau go 12-2 and reach the Class 4A Division I state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

Verbal commitments are non-binding. Wiley, like all 2016 prospects, can make it official with the college of their choice by signing their national letter of intent on Feb. 3.

2016 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Austin Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-4, 280 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Auburn, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (27)
  • Riley Anderson, OL, Mineola, 6-5, 280 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Arkansas State, Auburn, California, Cincinnati, Houston, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, North Carolina, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Vanderbilt (27)
  • Demarco Boyd, LB, Gilmer, 6-0, 215 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Baylor, Florida State, Texas A&M (4)
  • Gabe Foster, ATH, Newton, 6-1, 175 — committed to McNeese State (FCS); additional FBS offers from Arkansas State, Purdue, Texas State, ULL, ULM (5)
  • Ke’Mon Freeman, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-0, 205 — committed to SFA (FCS); additional FBS offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, SMU (3)
  • Travon Fuller, CB, Texas A&M, 6-0, 155 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
  • Alex Gregory, WR, Nacogdoches, 5-11, 175 — committed to SFA (FCS); additional FBS offers from Texas State, ULM (2)
  • Zach Hall, ATH, Tyler Lee, 5-10, 165 — offers from Baylor, Missouri, Texas Tech, ULM (4)
  • La’Darius Hamilton, LB, Corrigan-Camden, 6-1, 220 — offers from North Texas, Texas State, ULL (3)
  • Adrian Harris, OL, John Tyler, 6-3, 289 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Tanner Holmes, LB, Newton, 6-2, 220 — committed to ULL (1)
  • Jerrod Johnson, OL, Lufkin, 6-2, 288 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Keenen Johnson, ATH, Alto, 6-0, 186 — committed to Tulsa; additional offers from North Texas, SMU, ULL (4)
  • Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches, 6-0, 190 — offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Boise State, California, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Purdue, SMU, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington State (42)
  • Braylon Jones, OG/DT, John Tyler, 6-3, 275 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Air Force, Army, Colorado State, Navy (5)
  • Corey Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 5-11, 168 — offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
  • Bronson Massie, DE, Lufkin, 6-3, 215 — committed to Kansas State; additional offers from Cal, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Washington
  • Jarrod McLin, Carthage, DE, Carthage, 6-3, 215 — committed to UTSA; additional offer from ULL (2)
  • Denzel Mims, Daingerfield, WR, 6-4, 175 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa (6)
  • Cody Mitchell, Jasper, TE, 6-5, 225 — committed to ULL; additional offers from Florida, Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, SMU, Texas State (9)
  • Jordan Morales, Tyler Bishop Gorman, DT, 6-3, 275 — offer from UTEP (1)
  • Thurman Morbley, Liberty-Eylau, WR, 5-10, 160 — committed to Texas State (1)
  • Reshawn Parker, Hooks, LB, 6-2, 210 — offers from Oklahoma State, Texas State (2)
  • Kendrick Rogers, Frankston, WR, 6-5, 190 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas State, Cincinnati, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU, ULL, ULM (11)
  • Micahh Smith, Marshall, S, 5-11, 185 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Aphonso Thomas, Van, RB, 5-10, 180 — committed to SMU; additional offers from Colorado State, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas State (6)
  • Jeremy West, Chapel Hill, OL, 6-3, 297 — committed to Northwestern State (FCS); additional FBS offer from ULL (1)
  • Andre Wiley Jr., Liberty-Eylau, S, 5-9, 170 — committed to Navy; additional offers from Arkansas State, Army, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Wyoming (6)