#59 Drew Wiley
True Junior | 6-4 | 300lbs. | Vinton, Iowa
- Position: Defensive Tackle
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Second-String
- Status: On Scholarship
Andrew Lee Wiley (b. Sept. 10, 1998) is a physical defensive tackle from Vinton-Shellsburg High School in Vinton, Iowa. He will compete for an increased role and possible starting duties in the interior of the defensive line this season as a junior.
A young, tough player who saw considerable playing time as a true freshman in 2017, Wiley played in all 13 games, primarily in short-yardage situations and on special teams.
He registered three tackles on the year, including a season-best two against Charlotte.
Wiley also saw time in every game in 2018 on short-yardage plays and on field goal defense.
He made two tackles, one against Mississippi State and one against Oklahoma State, and earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.
A three-year letter-winner for the Vikings under head coach Jim Womochil, Wiley earned first-team All-Class 3A honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior in 2016, while he was a second-team pick as a junior.
Wiley also was a three-time all-district pick, including in his senior campaign, when he was named the district defensive player of the year. He also earned a spot on The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s All-Area team during his final campaign.
Wiley finished his prep career with 141 tackles, 42 tackles for loss and seven sacks, including 55 stops, 25 tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior. He was selected to play in the Iowa Shrine Bowl and also lettered in wrestling, basketball, and track and field.
Wiley also drew interest from Iowa, Iowa State, South Dakota and South Dakota State.