Hiley Leaves Junior College

There were high hopes for the talented Darius Hiley when he arrived at Ohio State, but things didn't work out. Here is an update on his situation.

Darius Hiley went by the nickname of "Superman" while he was at Cleveland Glenville High School. However, now, the moniker of "the invisible man" might be more fitting.

Hiley was a member of Ohio State's 2003 recruiting class and redshirted during his only year at the school. He stood out as a receiver at practices and it looked like he was headed for a bright future with the Buckeyes.

However, Hiley had some grade issues and eventually left school prior to the 2004 season.

He then transferred to Mesabi Range Junior College in Minnesota.

"I'm sorry to report I do not have much info for you," Mesabi Range coach Jeff Weisner said. "Darius became eligible during the season and played sparingly at DB before leaving the team. We finished 9-1. He did not return for spring semester."

Weisner is not sure if Hiley will attempt to transfer to another JUCO, or if his college football career is over at this point.

Glenville coach Ted Ginn also has not heard from Hiley in a while.

"Last time I spoke with him he was still at the junior college in Minnesota," Ginn said. "I haven't spoken with him since the season ended."

If Hiley approaches Ginn and asks him to help him find a Division I scholarship, Ginn will obviously be more than willing to assist.

"No question," Ginn said.

Is Ohio State still an option for Hiley, or is that completely farfetched?

"I don't know," Ginn said.


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