Jordan Wade is Busy with Baseball

Round Rock Stony Point defensive tackle Jordan Wade can claim two very successful sophomore seasons on the diamond and the gridiron. Wade was instrumental in both team's playoff runs. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Wade about his seasons and his summer camp plans and files this report and photo gallery.

Jordan Wade of Round Rock Stony Point (6-4, 250) is about as versatile an athlete as you might find. On the gridiron, his size and strength helped man the middle for 5A state semifinalist Tigers. On the diamond, Wade's quick bat and slick fielding helped the Tigers earn a playoff spot from their rugged district and an opening round win over Houston Cy Creek.

"We had a great (baseball) season. We were bi-district champions and an area finalist," Wade told Burnt Orange Beat. The Tigers were knocked out of the state playoffs with a loss to Klein Collins.

Wade posted phenomenal numbers as a sophomore: .404 BA, 3 HRs, 33 RBIs, .479 OBP, .697 SLG.

Stony Point's baseball playoff run kept the talented sophomore from participating in much of the Tiger spring football practices, but that has not kept the college coaches from noticing the football star.

"I got to play for about a week of spring practice," said Wade, who worked out exclusively at defensive tackle. Stony Point coaches had considered moving out to defensive end to replace Texas Longhorn Tevin Mims.

While Wade is not playing favorites with either sport or any colleges, he will spend his summer playing select baseball and not visiting any college football camps.

"I like both sports right now. I will not be going to any college (football) camps this summer. I will be busy with baseball this summer. I am playing select baseball with the Austin Slam."

Wade says his football interests are Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M and that all three schools have also expressed interest in him as a baseball prospect. Wade finished his football season with 48 total tackles (22 unassisted) on the 13-2 state semifinalist squad.

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