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Wade eager to prove himself

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Junior quarterback Darius Wade of Middletown, Del. led his team to an undefeated state championship season during the fall. After picking up a couple of early offers, he hopes this success will lead to some more recruiting success too.
Wade, 6-foot-1 and 192 pounds, picked up early offers from Delaware and Massachusetts, but now has a number of BCS schools in hot pursuit.
"The schools showing the most interest who haven't offered are Penn State, Maryland, South Carolina, Rutgers, Oregon and Duke," said Wade. "I've also visited Penn State, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland and Duke so far."
Wade does not have any specific plans for summer camps at this time, but he is still planning a busy off-season.
"I'm planning on working out with my football team and also going to the Elite 11 Camp, Nike SPARQ Combine, Nike Training Camp and possibly some others," said Wade. "I want to prove that I can compete with the other quarterbacks in my class and that my skill set is as good, if not better, than my competition. I believe this will show these colleges that I belong on the D-1A level."
In preparation for all of these camps, Wade is busy working on improving his game.
"I want to continue to work on my speed and elusiveness, since I am considered a dual-threat quarterback, but the other two big things are continuing to fine tune my footwork and continuing to work on my accuracy," said Wade.
While he does not have any confirmed plans for summer camps yet, Wade will likely hit the road to check on a few schools in the coming months.
"I don't know for sure yet, but I'm thinking of going up to see Boston College, West Virginia and Maryland for their junior days, but I don't know for sure yet," he said.
Wade finished his junior season by passing for 2,275 yards and 27 touchdowns, while only throwing one interception. He also rushed for 546 yards and seven touchdowns.
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