For years and years now, seemingly too many to count, De La Salle (CA) has been known as one of the premier programs on the country’s prep circuit. The school’s history is documented well.
Fittingly, and in accordance with one of the nation’s more recognized postseason games around, a top prospect for the Spartans will participate in the upcoming Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Damon Wiley plans to line up for the North vs. South on Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium in a showdown between many elite-level recruits from the Class of 2016.
This past weekend, in fact, NFL veteran Mark McMillian was on campus over at De La Salle during a stop on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour to formally announce Wiley.
“It was an honor to be selected to the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, and to have a ceremony in front of friends and family, that was a big moment, something I’ll never forget,” Wiley said.
Staying close to home, on the West Coast in particular, he’s already proven himself. Accordingly, Wiley has received interest from teams in the Pac-12 Conference, though he waits on an offer.
Scouts from the Mountain West and Big Sky Conferences have also reached out. Odds are, it’s only a matter of time before the scholarships are in place from one, or more, nearby schools.
“These colleges are sleeping on Wiley, it’s crazy to me, he can ball with the best in the country, you just watch him,” said McMillian, also a coach for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
The one-time professional knows something about Wiley’s skill set, perhaps better than most, after seeing him in action during June’s Blue-Grey Super Combine in Northern California.
Ever since then, of course, Wiley has been a virtual lock to secure an all-important roster spot and thus represent De La Salle at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Only now, it’s official.