Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Wade ready for 'will' linebacker position
By Sam Khan Jr.
While on his official visit to Texas A&M during the weekend, Kennedale (Texas) High School linebacker Brett Wade got a glimpse into what the on-field future will be for him.
Brett Wade is eager to start his college career.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound, four-star inside linebacker, who is ranked 14th nationally at his position, got a chance to sit down with defensive coordinator Mark Snyder and go over the Aggies' defense and how he'll fit in when he arrives.
Wade, who is one of five high school commitments in Texas A&M's 2013 class that will enroll in time for January classes, enjoyed the opportunity to get an up-close look at the scheme and spend that time with Snyder.
"Coach Snyder is a great person," Wade said. "He definitely gets both sides -- on the classroom and on the field. Out on the field, he's going to get after you. That's the kind of coach he is and that's why they're winning."
Wade said the initial plan for him is to play the 'will,' otherwise known as the weakside linebacker. He was impressed by Snyder's work in the film room.
"He's very intelligent and that's why he's the defensive coordinator," Wade said. "He knows exactly what he's trying to do and what he wants out of people."
Spending time with the other A&M commitments that were on their official visits was also a good experience. He learned that he'll be a roommate with another early enrollee, Orange (Texas) Little Cypress-Mauriceville running back Alex Sezer.
"I've actually known [the commits] for awhile because I've been coming to a lot of the football games but hanging out with them all weekend and getting to know them better was pretty cool," Wade said. "A couple of them are coming down early with me. I'll be rooming with Alex."
After committing to Texas A&M in May, Wade didn't waver in his decision. What the Aggies did on the field in 2012 wasn't going to affect his decision either way.
"Honestly, it didn't matter if they did good or bad this year," he said. "I wanted to come in and contribute. Them doing good throughout this recruiting process and bringing other, better recruits in has been great. But as far as me, it really didn't matter, because I committed before the season started and I was going to go no matter what."
Now he's just trying to stay in shape before he gets on campus. He's already mentally preparing for the chance to work with director of football sports performance, Larry Jackson.
"As of right now, Coach Jackson told me that there's not much I can really do to prepare for what he's going to do when he gets a hold of me," Wade said.