Stone Bridge QB Billy Wiles (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruitNoVA)
After decommitting from Tulane weeks ago, Billy Wiles announces a Christmas Eve commitment to Clemson
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Stone Bridge quarterback Billy Wiles (2021 QB 6-3 200), who led his team to the VHSL Class 5 State Championship game in 2019, has made a commitment that could find him playing for an NCAA National Champion.
In April, Wiles reviewed his options and made a verbal commitment to Tulane. That commitment would have him playing his college ball in the Big Easy, a set up for a memorable college career, no doubt.
Earlier this month, Clemson dropped in to offer a preferred walk-on opportunity to Wiles. Old Dominion offered a scholarship to Wiles in the same week after losing a commitment from Lake Braddock QB Billy Edwards.
The Monarchs worked out their quarterback needs with a commitment from Centreville QB Jack Shields as a PWO. On Christmas Eve, Wiles announced that he would head to Clemson.
His announcement was a tweet that only said: “Committed #allin”
— Billy Wiles (@billywiles8) December 24, 2020
Wiles expanded on that tweet via Twitter DM, letting recruitNoVA know that heading to Clemson is a dream come true.
“I was able to go to a game and walk around campus with my family. It really felt like home. The offensive staff has shown a lot of love. Clemson has long been a dream school of mine so I am so excited to be able to be a part of the team,” Wiles stated.
This fall, was a different season for everyone in Virginia since the VHSL put all sports on hold. The Wiles family carried the torch for families of student-athletes, traveling to Richmond to petition state-level leadership to act, and they held local rallies in Loudoun County to plead for a fall football season. While their efforts were denied, the Wiles family showed the spirit of leadership that Billy himself carries onto the football field.
As an incoming quarterback at Clemson, Wiles has a chance to crack the depth chart following the expected departure of Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence has been a phenomenon for the Tigers, and he’s expected to be an NFL first-round draft pick next spring.
“I’m just excited to get the opportunity to play at a school like Clemson and for a coach like Coach Swinney,” Wiles exclaimed.
For Billy Wiles, the commitment to Clemson is not only the realization of a dream, but it’s also a great way to end the year and perhaps, his high school football career.
– Andy Hilton