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Four-star receiver recruit, son of former NFL defender gives latest after Clemson visit

November 16, 2023

Maybe the Clemson coaching staff enjoyed watching the early 2000s Atlanta Falcons. Whether they did or not, they've certainly enjoyed recruiting the sons of players on that team. 

Dabo Swinney and the Tigers staff have earned commitments from three sons of former Falcons in three classes. Now, they're after another one.

CJ Wiley‍ is a dominant pass catcher at Milton High School in Georgia. He's a 6'4, 196-pound four-star who leads his team in receiving with 1,072 yards and 9 TDs in 11 games this fall. He visited Clemson for the game against Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The highly sought-after receiver recruit is the son of former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chuck Wiley, who played on the 2000 and 2001 Falcons teams with linebacker Keith Brooking, running back Jamal Anderson, and defensive lineman Michael Thompson - who all have sons committed to or currently on the Clemson football team.

Jamal Anderson‍ Jr. signed in the 2023 class as a four-star recruit. He's already seen the field in TigerTown as a freshman. Champ Thompson‍ is a four-star defensive line commit in the 2024 class, while Logan Brooking‍ is a four-star tight-end commit in the 2025 class.

Clemson is already piecing together a strong 2025 group and understands the impact Wiley could have if he chose the program.

"They know about me and have been following me," Wiley said. "They like the way I make plays and keep balling."

Wiley has averaged 24 yards per catch in a pass-friendly offense at Milton. He transferred to the school after the fall 2022 season at Alpharetta High School. Clemson has recruited Milton well in the past and brought three-star defensive back Rob Billings‍ in this summer.

Wiley visited Clemson Saturday after making four catches for 97 yards in his team's 53-0 opening-round playoff win against Duluth. Milton plays in GHSA 7A, which MaxPreps ranks the second-toughest playoff bracket in the nation, only behind CIF Southern Section D1 in California. Wiley is no stranger to making big plays in big games and took a pass 99 yards for a touchdown earlier this season before dunking the ball over the goalpost in celebration.

The four-star spoke well of the Clemson team after his first gameday visit of the season.

"They execute when they need to make a play, the team responds," Wiley said. "The defense plays hard. They did a good job establishing the run and mixing in the pass. The wide receivers made plays on the GT defense."

Wiley runs the 200m and 300m in track at Milton. He has competed against Clemson freshman defensive back Avieon Terrell‍ in track and saw the Atlanta native make his first career interception against Georgia Tech.

After the visit, Wiley left with a positive impression of the Clemson program. 

"It's a winning program. I got a chance to meet my father's old Vikings teammate, Coach Ski (Lemanski Hall). Clemson has nice facilities, and the fans cheering on the team after the game on the field is cool."


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