Ole Miss defender has reportedly entered NCAA transfer portal
Ole Miss could be losing one of its veteran edge rushers for 2020. The Clarion Ledger’s Nick Suss reported this week that Charles Wiley has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. Entering the transfer portal allows Wiley to be recruited by other teams, but does not mean he has to leave the program.
Wiley signed with Ole Miss as part of the 2016 class. Coming out of Stockbridge, Georgia, he was rated 4-stars, the No. 17 weak-side defensive end and No. 246 prospect overall nationally in the class on the 247Sports Composite. He had 13 scholarship offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State, Missouri and South Carolina. Current SEC assistants Rodney Garner (Auburn), Tracy Rocker (then Georgia, now South Carolina) and Torrian Gray (then Virginia Tech, now Florida) were among the coaches who recruited Wiley coming out of high school, according to his 247Sports recruiting profile.
In his Ole Miss career, Wiley saw time at defensive end and outside linebacker. After redshirting in 2016, Wiley recorded six tackles in nine games in 2017, notched 6 TFL (a career-high) in 2018 and posted another career-high of 3 sacks in 2019. As a Rebel, Wiley’s career stats are 57 tackles, 12 TFL and 5.5 sacks.
Wiley will reportedly have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer if he chooses to leave the program.