January 21, 2009
Two schools in sight for Louisiana backer
Slidell (La.) Northshore linebacker Chris Wade is in the offseason for football but he couldn't be working much harder. Wade has a busy workout schedule that is keeping him focused and keeping colleges interested in him and his future in pads.
"I just got out of training," Wade said on Wednesday night. "After school I do weight lifting training and then I get with my personal trainer and do some other stuff with him. I do it every day."
At 6-foot-0, 216 pounds, Wade looks like he's been putting in work in the weight room and the physical high school linebacker is now zeroing in on a couple of college options like he does ball-carriers.
"I know I have one visit scheduled for this weekend and it's for Miami-Ohio and they've offered too," he said. "I'm talking to Tulane right now and I'm trying to set up a visit up there and see if they're going to offer."
The Miami (Ohio) offer is a new development and something that has moved quickly since contact was made.
"It kind of came quickly because my teacher helped me get recruited by them because she was in good with the coaches there and she gave them the word to check me out," he said. "They came down and that day they offered so we set up a visit from there."
Though Wade is still learning about the football program at Miami (Ohio), he does know something about the academic program and for a player that strongly considered Yale University, academics are clearly a factor.
"I know that they're one of the best public schools academically in the nation," he said of the Miami.
As a senior on the football field, Wade was All-District, MVP and named to two Louisiana All-Star Games where he continued to prove he belonged by being among the leading tacklers in both games.
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