'22 TN ATH Keaten Wade (Kensucky commit)

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As I posted on other thread, the Wade Twins and their elder brother (Jalen @ Naval Academy) are well mannered young men. It seems like yesterday when they, along w my son, played on the same team.
 
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As I posted on other thread, the Wade Twins and their elder brother (Jalen @ Naval Academy) are well mannered young men. It seems like yesterday when they, along w my son, played on the same team.
I’ve been watching the twins for a few years now too. Wife works at a middle school in Williamson Co and she was a cheer coach, so I’ve watched these two play basketball in middle school and now in high school. Impressive looking athletes.
 
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I’ve been watching the twins for a few years now too. Wife works at a middle school in Williamson Co and she was a cheer coach, so I’ve watched these two play basketball in middle school and now in high school. Impressive looking athletes.
Our paths may have crossed then as my family lives near them and my son played in the same rec leagues w them and middle school sports for a year.
 
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The Wade twins are extremely gifted athletes who are a part of the NPA family and Dream Team 7 on 7. They have gained a world of attention in the recent months. These 2 are amazing to watch wheyher its speed, agility, or position workouts.
Any love for the Vols out in Spring Hill? There was when I was thru there in '11
 
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Keaten Wade knew he was on Tennessee’s radar after Vols wide receivers coach Tee Martin stopped at his school in January. Not long after that, Tennessee joined the growing list of SEC teams pursuing the Class of 2022 linebacker from Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tenn., extending scholarship offers to both Wade and his twin brother, Class of 2022 athlete Destin Wade.

A 6-foot-4, 215-pound outside linebacker, Keaten Wade said he “definitely” expects to visit the Vols in the near future to take a closer look at the program, and he’s naturally interested in playing for them as a Nashville-area native. “I like it a lot, actually,” Wade said of Tennessee. “They got a lot of in-state players like Keshawn(Lawrence) and other people, and I just feel like it’d be a cool thing to be a part of.”

Kentucky gave Wade and his twin brother their first offers in late November. LSU extended an offer to him in December, and Texas A&M and Ole Miss followed suit in January before both of them landed their offers from Tennessee on Feb. 1. Keaten Wade said he and his brother both spoke with Martin and Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt after learning of their offers from the Vols.

“They said they think we can be the best in the country, and they liked our film while they were going through,” Wade said. “After they were done with (evaluating) ‘21s, they went to ‘22s, and they liked our film and athleticism.”

Wade plays on both offense and defense at Summit, but he said “some schools said I’ll probably play outside linebacker” in college.
He only has been to Tennessee’s campus once before, participating in one of the Vols’ 7-on-7 tournaments in June. He said he “would like to check it out” soon, and he’s already interested in the Vols based on what he knows about them. “I only got to see the locker room (last year), which was pretty cool,” Wade said.

“I thought they were a good team, and I thought they had a productive season. All the people around me are, like, diehard Tennessee fans. … I heard it’s a pretty loud stadium, and I feel like Tennessee is going to make a good turnaround for this next season and just keep going forward, I feel like, after the (2020) recruiting class.”

Tennessee is just one of a few schools he’s interested in visiting. He said he already has been to Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, Memphis, SMU, Kentucky and Ole Miss. “I don’t have any plans right now, specifically,” Wade said. “I just have to talk to my parents and stuff and see where we go. … I’ll probably, definitely be visiting Tennessee, since it’s close. I feel like Texas A&M would be a cool place to visit, (and) also LSU. I would like to go visit Louisville. That seems interesting.”

While Keaten Wade and his brother were born in Nashville and have grown up in the area, he said his parents are from Columbus, Ohio, and “basically all of my family” still lives in Ohio. That’s why he grew up following Ohio State. “I usually watched Ohio State,” Wade said. “But I always watched a lot of college football games.”

He admitted he would be interested in the Buckeyes if they were to extend an offer to him, but he’s looking at the recruiting process from “a business perspective, because I just want to go where I can make an impact and play and have good coaches around me.” “I know we’re going up to Columbus for a camp, so I don’t know if we’ll visit (Ohio State) yet,” Wade said. “I mean, it’d be pretty cool to get an offer from a school that we liked growing up. It’d be a cool opportunity.”

Wade said he and his brother naturally are close and would like to attend the same college, although they “might be” open to choosing different schools.
“We’re going to take visits and, when the coaches talk to us, see how we fit around their system and see which one fits best for us,” Keaten Wade said. “But I think we’d like to play with each other in college. …“I just want, like, the best fit for him and to see where he can go at the next level and improve his game. But I feel like we can improve each other’s games while we’re together.”
- 247
 
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FOUR-STAR LB KEATEN WADE

Wade, a Top247 prospect from Summit High School in Spring Hill, Tenn., said Tennessee and Arizona State were the first schools to contact him early Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Wade said he received messages from Vols wide receivers coach Tee Martin and offensive coordinator Jim Chaney.

In late June, Wade told GoVols247 that the Vols and Arizona State are the two teams standing out most to him among the teams pursuing him at the time. He received an offer from Tennessee on Feb. 1, and he's now being pursued by at least 15 schools, including LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Penn State and Vanderbilt.

He's ranked the No. 155 overall prospect and No. 14 outside linebacker in the 2022 class and the No. 3 junior from the state of Tennessee, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Wade's twin brother, athlete Destin Wade, also holds offer from Tennessee.
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Not very concerned if they select UT. Very good kids. Good parents and upbringing. Friends w my son. They may be Ohio Stste bound if Buckeyes ever offer. But prefer being closer to home is a possibility.

I see Destin as an athlete vs QB. Keaton didn’t select UT as of now but that may change.

Again, very nice young men who are well grounded.
 

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