Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic defensive lineman Myles Wade is one of the elite tackle prospects in the West region this year and a great early season pickup for Oregon. Wade is still very solid with the Ducks but a phone call earlier today from none other than the national champion Florida Gators is definitely giving him something to think about.
Wade, 6-2, 325 pounds was caught completely off guard when he received a call today from the Gators.
â€œHonestly, just sitting here right now, I still canâ€™t really believe it,â€ Wade said. â€œThe whole time when I was on the phone, I kept thinking it was a prank call or something. I kept checking my phone and sure enough, it was a Gainesville area code but I just never expected to get a call from Florida.
â€œFlorida never recruited me, I mean I never even got a letter from them. All of a sudden, I get a call today and I was in such shock, I donâ€™t even remember what the name of the coach was who called me. He was asking me about the game against Ohio State and asked me if I watched it.
â€œI totally I did and he asked what I thought about their defense. I told him how impressed I was and then he asked what I thought about the defensive line. He then asked if I could see myself playing on the same defensive line in the swamp and said he wants to keep me out there for a visit.
â€œI told him I was committed to Oregon but he said they would still like to trip me in. I told him I didnâ€™t want to be too forward but was the fact that he wanted to trip me in mean they were offering me a scholarship and he said absolutely.
â€œRight now, I honestly donâ€™t know what Iâ€™m going to do. The coach told me heâ€™s going to text to me tomorrow and also left me his number for me to call him if I have any questions. Regardless if I trip or not, itâ€™s such a huge honor to be offered by the national champions. Iâ€™m still kind of in shock right now and have to take a step back and try and process everything.
â€œIâ€™m very happy with my commitment to Oregon and excited to be a Duck. At the same time, the idea of taking a visit to Florida is very intriguing as well so Iâ€™m just going to take the next couple of days and really evaluate what I should do. Hopefully by the weekend, Iâ€™ll know whatâ€™s going on but my mind is just racing right now.â€