April 21, 2008

Wade commitment all but a formality

Former Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Myles Wade was all set to join the Ducks in 2007 when he gave Oregon a verbal commitment back in June of 2006. Nearly two years later, the mammoth defensive tackle is saying his arrival in Eugene is all but a formality.

Arizona Western defensive tackle Myles Wade was a four-star prospect out of Central Catholic High School in Portland in 2007 and was set to sign with Oregon before failing to qualify academically. Now in Yuma, Arizona, at Arizona Western College for one more season of JUCO ball, Wade says his mind is set on stone in returning.

"I am just waiting for the letter of intent," Wade said. "I am going there. I am going to Oregon and no place else. Oregon is the school I want to play for and I want to play for my home state."

Wade is 6-foot-2, 320 pounds and has immense strength in the weight room. His bench is up to 460 pounds and his squat around 630. He says it was just a matter of time before he headed back to Oregon.

"When I didn't qualify in high school, they sent me to Arizona Western and told me to go and get qualified and they would want me back," Wade said. "I talked to Michael Gray (d-line coach) last week. I call him every week."

Wade has been receiving additional attention from USC, Oregon State and Boise State but says he has no interest in any other program outside of Oregon. He hopes to join the Ducks next January.

"I am going to graduate during the winter," Wade said.

In addition to Oregon, Wade had interest from USC, UCLA, Oregon State, Colorado, Florida and Houston before deciding on the Ducks in June of 2006.

Wade was a Second Team All Western States Football League selection following his freshman season at AWC.

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