Wade Talks Early Recruiting

2018 San Diego Mesa DE Xavier Wade (6-3, 245) is up to three offers and more could be on the way...


"I have offers right now from KentuckyOregon State and Villanova," Wade told JCFootball.com recently. "The main ones talking to me that haven't offered yet are San Diego StateColorado State and Utah State.

"Most schools see me as a player who could play multiple positions along the defensive line. It's exciting to get these first few offers, but it only makes me want to work hard to get more and have more options when I go to make my decision."

As a freshman last season, Wade finished 55 tackles, one sack, 7.5 tackles-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and one block.

"I definitely am a run-stopping defensive end," Wade said when asked about what he does best on the field. "My strength is a big reason why I am so successful at stopping the run. I am big and I can move down the line and I think that surprises a lot of people."

Even though he finished third on his team in tackles, Wade has already targeted certain areas he plans to work on to maximize his impact on the field.

"I am working a lot on my finesse moves," Wade noted. "I want to have my power moves, but then hit guys with finesse too and that will throw them off because they won't know what to expect out of me.

"I also want to be the best at what I do and have as much of an impact on the game to help my team as I can every week."

As a prep, Wade enjoyed a solid four-year career at Monte Visa High School in Spring Valley, Ca., but his academics got in the way, something he has vowed to not let happen again.

"I just didn't get it done, but I am focused on it now and they won't hold me back anymore," Wade said. "When I was looking around a JC programs, I just felt comfortable here and the coaches believed in me and what I could and they said they felt I had a future with them and at the next level, so I decided it was the right place for me."

Wade is set to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2017 football season.

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