Prospect Review: Cathedral WR Ladarius Wiley

Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral wide out Ladarius Wiley is a talented junior prospect who has a chance to be one of the top receivers in the region next fall.

Cathedral took on Gardena (Calif.) Serra last Friday and it was a rough one for the Phantoms. Serra rolled to a 42-3 win but even in the loss, it was easy to see athlete Ladarius Wiley is a real talent.

The first thing that jumps out about Wiley is his frame. He's a very athletic looking 6-1, 175 pounds with a similar build to senior standouts L.J. Moore and Jermaine Kelly. He has an ideal frame to play receiver or corner in college, long and bouncy with the ability to create separation at receiver and the size to hang with the taller receivers every programs covets.

Wiley was Cathedral quarterback Hayden Rettig's favorite target on the night and showed very good hands and the ability to run after the catch. There wasn't a lot of room in the secondary as Serra did a nice job with their back seven but Wiley showed toughness catching the ball in traffic and was able to do something with it every time he had the rock in his hands.

When the game got out of hand, it was also impressive to see Wiley still competing hard, despite being down big. Physically, he has all the tools you're looking for and when you combine that with a nice competitive nature and it's easy to project Wiley will be one of the state's top prospects next fall. California and Fresno State have offered and that list should grow dramatically when the spring evaluation period rolls around.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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