"I've been able to stay here and use the facilities," he said. "It's been good... being able to work out with Thunder and all the guys who are preparing for Pro Day. I've really been able to stay in shape."
A four-year starter, Sade ended his career as the all-time leading scorer in NC State football history, breaking College Football Hall of Fame running back Ted Brown’s record that was set in 1978. He finished with 332 points and kicked 55 field goals.
That productivity has him on the radar of several teams, but because of his position, he won't be a target for all 32 teams. Most only carry one kicker and several have a quality kicker already under contract. So Sade has had to deal directly with special teams coaches who could have a potential opportunity available.
"It's about looking at situations for kickers, where you can have a chance to compete," he said. "Special teams coaches will reach out to you, let you know. It's a handful of teams. It's an individual-team thing with kickers... not all 32 teams [are calling] because some already have their guy."
Because of his situation, landing a quality agent was critical for Sade, who signed with Jay Courie and MGC Sports, based out of South Carolina. MGC Sports also represents Chandler Catanzaro (Cardinals), Andre Ellington (Cardinals), and Spencer Lanning (Browns) among others.
Sade is confident in Courie and his staff.
"He has a few guys that I know in the NFL already," he said. "He came well-recommended. I met with him... I took my time. I had it down to about three and didn't make my decision until after the East-West Shrine Game. I had a lot of trust in him, and that's basically what it came down to.
"He trusted that I would do everything I needed to do on the field, and he'll do what I need him to do from a business perspective. He doesn't take on many [clients] a year and that's kind of what I was looking for."
Sade added that he has already worked out with the Chargers and hopes to land more private workouts after his Pro Day.
"I've had a few workouts," he said. "Hopefully I'll have a few more chances to work out."