Florida Gators staying after Ohio State commit Wade

The Florida Gators coaching staff has made it a point of emphasis to lock down the state of Florida’s top talent in the class of 2017. At the top of the recruiting board is Ohio State cornerback commit Shaun Wade, from Trinity Christian in Jacksonville.

The 6’1, 177 pound corner had a great spring game against Jacksonville Raines, snagging an interception and taking it back for a 35-yard touchdown on the way to a 38-6 win. Wade, one of the best cornerback recruits in the nation says he hears from new defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.

“He tells me that he wants me real bad,” said Wade of Gray’s message to him. “ He came out here and watched me play tonight, and I’m looking forward to going back there”.
Wade also said that he has no dates planned yet, but he is going to make trips to Ohio State, Florida, and Alabama this summer with “a couple others”.

With the Gators still in the mix for this big time in state cornerback prospect, he said that Florida’s biggest pitch to him is that “They are DBU and to join that.”

Wade has a lot of offers, but when asked about what schools are still in the mix he said “A couple schools, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, and a few other schools.”

Insiders Take: Even though he is an Ohio State commit, Shaun Wade is still looking at other schools. Florida still has a great shot here, with the defensive back depth looking a bit thin after next season. Torrian Gray and Tim Skipper have done a great building a relationship with Wade. Watch for where he visits, that is the indication of where he could be headed, with a December decision is likely.

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Matt graduated from high school from Providence School in Jacksonville, Florida where he won a State Championship in baseball. After two years of playing college baseball at Valdosta State University, he jumped at the chance to transfer and be accepted to his lifelong dream school, at the University of Florida where he is currently a Junior Business major. He is very passionate about all Gator sports with Football, Baseball and Basketball topping the list. Currently he serves as a practice player squad member for the Women's basketball team at UF. Favorite all time Gator is Danny Wuerffel.