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2-star running back Michael Wiley commits to Arizona

The ‘Cats land their second Texas commit

Photo via @_michaelwiley on Twitter

The Arizona Wildcats have landed 2-star running back Michael Wiley, who announced his commitment Saturday on Twitter.

Wiley becomes the third member of UA’s 2019 class, joining cornerback Logan Wilson and punter Kyle Ostendorp. Wiley and Wilson are both from Texas.

Wiley is the No. 126 running back in the country, and the 236th-best player in Texas, according to 247Sports. He had offers from Princeton, Yale, and McNeese State,

The 5-foot-10, 175 pound standout from Strake Jesuit College Prep (Houston, TX) landed his offer from UA at the end of February. Wiley visited Tucson for the Spring Game, but it seems that as soon as the ‘Cats offered, it was only a matter of time until he committed.

Wiley finished his junior season with 154 carries for 1,063 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also snagged 20 passes for 205 yards and three scores.

Wiley is more of a north-and-south runner. He does have some wiggle, but he has good vision. He is able to see running lanes and cutback opportunities, which allows him to get into the open field.

He doesn’t have break-neck speed, but he can still go the distance and pick up big chunks of yards.

Here are his junior season highlights: