At the recent LSU prospect camp, Slidell (La.) Northshore linebacker Chris Wade looked right at home among some of the top prospects in the country. The 6-foot-1, 216-pounder currently holds three scholarship offers with more schools likely on his trail.
"The first one I got was when I went up to Yale," Wade said. "They offered me and then this summer I've been going to a whole bunch of camps like the FBU camp and the Sparq camps and I picked up a few offers form those. I've really been trying to get myself better all summer. Then I went to the LSU camp and they really liked me."
Along with the Yale offer, Wade has also picked up official offers from Tulsa and Northern Iowa but the Bulldogs of Yale currently lead the way.
"Northern Iowa I've got a low interest," he said. "Tulsa I have a medium interest and Yale I have a high interest. Mainly, it's the academic part of it. You can leave up there with a nice degree and do anything and you'll still have that NFL option if you do well enough."
Along with his three offers, Wade also thinks that interest may be picking up from the in-state power of LSU, due in part to his strong performance at camp.
"I gave the defensive coordinator my highlight tape when I was up there and he said he really liked me and he'd be in contact with me," he said. "LSU, if I get offered from there then it's going to be a tough decision between that and Yale but I'd have to talk it over with my family."
Wade, who looks as good physically as any linebacker you will find, ran a 4.61 at the LSU camp and also jumped 33 inches in the vertical. However, he is a smart linebacker as well.
"My best asset is my quickness and my ability to react to the ball and my ability to read offenses," he said. "The offensive coordinator at my school, before he even says hut, I'll know the play and know what they're running."