A pair of offers are in for Middletown, Dela. sophomore quarterback Darius Wade. The 6-foot-1, 188-pounder believes he's on the verge of even bigger offers very soon.
"I've got offers from UMass and Delaware," he said. "I got Delaware in January and then around February or March I got UMass. I've gotten talks from a lot of other schools and if I maintain what I do grade wise, I should have the opportunity to get bigger scale schools."
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"Well, the teams that have come to school have been Nebraska, West Virginia, Miami, Penn State, Rutgers, Temple, Maryland, Boston College, NC State, Syracuse and Connecticut," he said. "A lot of the coaches have varied things to say. Rutgers and Boston College are on the cusp of offering. They just have a tradition of having quarterbacks come to camp before they offer."
Wade claims a couple schools stick out.
"Growing up I always liked to watch college football," he said. "Not one team really caught my eye, but I do like Clemson and Florida State. Those are two schools I wouldn't mind going to, however my choices are open.
"Clemson is up there though because I just love their offense. The change of pace and high speed. It's a lot of fun and from what one of our former players said about it; it's a fantastic campus and a great overall fan base. It's a wonderful place to be.
"With Florida State, I've been watching them play the past couple years. Christian Ponder was a pro-style quarterback and they prepare you for the pro level. They are a good academic school and a prestigious overall football team."
As he considers his options, Wade wants a few things in his future program.
"I know that before I can make my decision there are a lot of variables to consider," he said. "Some of the major things are that I want somewhere I have an opportunity to start. I want somewhere I can contribute right away. I'm also mainly looking at the East Coast. I want to stay semi-close to Delaware and around my family. I also don't want a school with bad standards. I want them to be known for academics as I'm trying to study environmental engineering."
Wade passed for 1,705-yards and 22 touchdowns last season. He posted 280-yards rushing and three scores on the ground as well as a receiving touchdown while earning third team all-state and second team all-conference.