2014 QB Wade Talks Offers, Visits

Darius Wade

MIDDLETOWN, Del. -- Class of 2014 quarterback Darius Wade of Middletown High holds two offers and more should be heading his way. Two schools still evaluating Wade are Penn State and Maryland, and he visited both recently.

Darius Wade already holds offers from Delaware and Massachusetts, and the Middletown (Del.) High class of 2014 quarterback has plenty of other suitors as the first two months of his junior season unfold.

The dual threat quarterback, who is elusive on the run but is patient in the pocket and looks to pass first, has a strong arm and good size. He is 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, and is also hearing from Maryland, Boston College, Connecticut, Ohio State and Penn State, which he visited Saturday the game against the Buckeyes.

"It was a good," Wade said. "It was a great atmosphere overall and I had a good time. It was a good game. Penn State played well but they shot themselves in the football sometimes. Ohio State took advantage of it. But overall I liked and enjoyed the game and the experience."

It wasn't the first time Wade visited Penn State. He camped at Penn State in the summer and also visited several other times.

"I've been up to Penn State a lot," he said. "I think it (was) my fifth of sixth time there. I'm definitely comfortable there and I like it up there."

However, Wade is waiting for an offer, and there are two times it could come.

The first is after his junior season when the Penn State staff has a chance to view his junior film in-depth, and the other is in the spring when the Nittany Lions can do an in-person evaluation.

"I don't know for sure (what they want to see) but I went to their camp this summer and they said they're really impressed," Wade said." They really like what they saw. It was mainly to see my junior film and see how I played, and how I improved from my sophomore to junior year."

Wade also visited Maryland for its last-second loss against North Carolina State the week prior.

"It was real intense. I really liked that game," Wade said. "I was impressed with how they played. They had to get down to their third-string, fourth-string quarterback and they still played hard. I was really impressed with that."

Like Penn State, though, the Terps' staff wants to see more from Wade.

"They're telling me they're really interested, that they really like me and want to see more of me and they want to see me throw in person," Wade said. "They said for quarterbacks the process is a little longer (to earn an offer)."

As for the schools to offer already, Wade knows FCS power Delaware well because of the proximity to his high school. His knowledge of UMass is limited.

"The head coach (at Delaware) invited me to come and see the campus, and it's very nice," Wade said. "I enjoyed it. I know a good bit about the football team because I was born and raised in Delaware. UMass, it's more online where I look at it and get used to what it's all about it."

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