Boston College Football 2014: Darius Wade, QB


Darius Wade might well be the quarterback of the future for the Boston College Eagles, but we already know he is not the quarterback of 2014.

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Wade is one of the few recruits Boston College has gotten in recent times from Delaware. A three-star recruit, Darius Wade is considered one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks to have emerged from the high school ranks in 2014, and when the Eagles got him to commit in April 2013, it was a big deal to the program.

Here, the Eagles had obtained the services with a championship pedigree; Wade was a two-time state champion who made the title game every season he was there. As a junior, he was the state’s offensive player of the year, and as a senior at Middletown High School in 2013, Wade was also the Gatorade Player of the Year for Delaware.

Quoth an opposing coach on what they saw in Wade:

"“Wade looks like an NFL player with the way he throws it.”George Kosanovich, Concord, DE High head coach"

Yet, don’t make the mistake of confusing him with a pro-style pocket passer. It is merely an added bonus that he can both run and throw the ball, which is what potentially makes him so valuable to the Eagles moving forward.

Darius Wade #4: Fast Facts

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Hometown: Middletown, Delaware
  • High School: Middletown High School
  • Measurements: 6-foot-0, 201 lb.
  • Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
  • BC games played: 0

Darius Wade #4: 2013 Season (HS)

  • Starting quarterback for Middletown High School
  • Cumulative statistics: 145-for-220, 2662 yards, 35 TD, 3 INT; 49 rush, 197 yards, 7 TD
  • Appeared on Spring 2014 roster; matriculated early

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In the spring football game back in April, we saw a quarterback who clearly had talent but was not yet ready to call the shots on offense.

The Tyler Murphy transfer changed the plan from potentially having to start Wade as a true freshman to letting him build off of his spring football practice and spend the entire 2014 year learning. It’s a win for the team and a win for Wade.

Darius Wade fits this Steve Addazio offense like a glove and no doubt there are a lot of people excited to see him play. That day will come in 2015, save for an unforeseen disaster here and now.

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