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Darius Wade – QB- Middletown H.S. (DE) – C/O 2014
- Updated: March 20, 2013
In the past couple of years, Delaware has started to make its presence known on the East Coast as a place where you can find good Division 1 caliber players. One of those players that has helped its cause is quarterback Darius Wade (Class of 2014) from Middletown High School. Wade is a 6’1”, 195 pound, dual-threat quarterback who accumulated almost 3,000 yards from scrimmage during the 2012 season (546 yards rushing, 2,275 yard passing, 7 rushing touchdowns, and 27 passing touchdowns). Want to know another impressive stat? Wade only threw one interception during the 2012 season. All of this added up to Wade helping his team win the state championship and earn 1st team All-State honor at the quarterback position. Wade was also named Delaware’s 2012 Offensive Player of the Year.
All of this has obviously not gone unnoticed by colleges as Wade has already received offers from Delaware, Nebraska, Syracuse, Bucknell, UMass, and Boston College. When asked about what he’s looking for in a college, Wade said “I’m looking for a school that’s good academically, plays in a good conference, and somewhere I have a chance to play early.”
He has the pedigree of a winner and other schools have taken notice. Wade plans on visiting Temple, Duke, Ohio State, North Carolina State, and Boston College in the upcoming months. Wade considers himself to be a good leader on the field and a hard worker. It’s hard to argue with that description as Wade has helped Middletown High School win two consecutive state championships in Delaware (2011 and 2012 seasons).
Wade is currently participating on the Team Delaware on the 7-on-7 circuit this spring and summer in an effort to improve as a player. He said, “My goals are to continue to improve my overall game and because more technically sound and smarter as a quarterback”.
Cleezy’s Extra Point: I was able to watch Wade during a 7-on-7 tournament last year and will get another opportunity this year. Wade is definitely a fundamentally sound quarterback. He’s a good pocket passer with the athletic ability to make it happen with his feet. He only had one interception last year so that tells you that he’s a very sound decision maker. He has Delaware’s best player in Chris Godwin as one of his targets. Wade has definitely done his job in helping put Delaware High school football back on the map.
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