The Missouri Tigers continued their success of landing top flight talent from the state of Texas for the 2012 recruiting class, despite those who felt that a move to the SEC might hurt their ability to recruit in the Lone Star State. Quite the opposite in fact with many recruits I have spoke with. The Tigers move seems to have helped their cause with certain players who feel that the SEC is the top conference in the country.
The Tigers appear to be trying to dip into Texas for 2013 LB Brett Wade 6'2" 220lbs (4.65 forty-38" vertical jump-300lb bench and 475lb squat) from Kennedale (TX).
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Wade to find out about his Missouri offer and overall recruitment in it's early stages.
"Yes, sir, Missouri offered me awhile back," said Wade when asked about the Tigers interest in him. "It was sometime last summer, maybe towards the end of summer, but Missouri, Kansas State and Texas Tech all offered me around the same time then……..and then recently, I just picked up offers from Clemson, Baylor and Tulsa all within the last two weeks."
The talented middle linebacker, who had117 tackles and 7 sacks in his sophomore season, followed it up with 130 tackles and 5 sacks as a junior, while also played running back, shared his thoughts on Mizzou.
" They are a real good school. I know they are in the SEC now, and that's the biggest and baddest conference out there. I like the thought of playing in it. I plan on getting in contact with them (Missouri) soon as I focus on recruiting more," said Wade.
Wade is also hearing from Big 12 schools Texas and Oklahoma State, and has junior day visits scheduled for both those schools.
"I go to OSU on February 18th and Texas on the 25th for junior day events. Right now, my options are wide open and I will be observing who offers and who recruits me. I just want to pick the best school for my major, which will be engineering, and then have a decision in place by the start of my senior year."
Wade, who plans on playing middle linebacker in college, described his strengths being able to read plays, use his speed and being a down hill type linebacker who hits.
ShowMeMizzou.com will follow-up with Brett Wade's recruitment as it happens.