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Multi-year captain for Los Angeles private school... Two-way starter at CB and WR... As senior CB, posted 35 tackles, five interceptions and 18 passes defended for Phantoms' squad that finished 6-5... Also produced seven TDs and 503 yards as WR... As junior, helped Cathedral to Division IV state playoffs and 10-3 mark by contributing 38 tackles, two interceptions and five forced fumbles on defense... Also registered 13 TDs on 45 receptions as an WR... Earned team's co-Offensive MVP as junior... Also lettered in track & field and basketball.
Ladarius R. Wiley... Born of June 3, 1996... Son of Sue Markham Wiley and Lincoln Wiley Jr... Has five brothers: Larry, Lincoln, London, Logan and LaVario... Dad works for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway; mom works for U.S. Postal Service; Worked summers as counselor at local Boys & Girls Club... Video game enthusiast.
CATHEDRAL COACH KEVIN PEARSON
"You hear a lot of stories about players who are the first guys on the field and the last ones to leave -- well, that's Ladarius. He's full speed all the time, every drill, every route. And he makes other players around him better.
"I watched him when he was on the freshmen team (during preseason) and he was just dominating (everyone) as a running back. So we ended up moving him to varsity as receiver and he played some on defense, too. He's a great football player.
"He doesn't say a lot, but he's a character kid. He never misses class or practice. I've never heard him put a kid down. His mom is very dedicated to her faith, and so is Ladarius."
Selected Vanderbilt over Purdue, Boise State, Northwestern, Nevada and Virginia among