Hearing from lots of programs

Myles Wade, 6-2, 305, Portland (Ore.) Benson Tech HS, is the latest hot prospect out of the state of Oregon that is drawing lots of attention nationally. The big defensive tackle is hearing from over 23 schools across the country. He has one offer already in this early part of the recruiting process for the class of 2007. Oregon State offered him the very first day they could contact him, on Sept. 1, 2005.

Wade works out during the off-season at the Barton Football Camp, formerly known as Air Attack and has been doing so for the last two years. The Barton camps have been a good place for him to keep his football skills honed and Wade has benefited greatly with his time spent on the Portland Community College campus every Sunday where the camps are held.

"It is working out really well," said Wade of his experience with the Barton camps. "The camps and coaches have been a big influence on me and have helped me as a football player."

When asked about the schools that are showing him interest, it was a "Who's Who" of college football. Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Washington to name just a few. Add in Florida, Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Michigan LSU and Miami (Fla.) it is easy to see the Wade's phone is going to be ringing off the hook next fall.

Who is Wade's top-5? Right now it is still very preliminary but Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State were the first come to mind, "and Oregon," added Wade's father, Jerry.

The senior Wade indicated that the Ducks have not been calling Wade as much as some of the other programs but acknowledged that the process is still early. This summer Myles Wade plans to attend camps at Oregon State, Oregon and either USC or UCLA. He is also planning to attend the Scout combines in either Northern California or in the Pacific Northwest if one is held in the Seattle area. He will attend the Nike camps at College Station Texas and at Eugene.

The Techmen struggled last season going 3-6 for the year and 3-4 in the PIL. Myles is adamant that will change next season.

"We will go to the playoffs," said Wade emphatically.

Wade was used mostly on defense but saw some time as a fullback and some as an offensive tackle.

This spring, Myles will participate in Track and Field and has a personal best of 50' in the shot put last year.

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