NCF On The Trail: Darius Wade

#AskLoogs: Wade can jump in at BC

January, 26, 2014
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Talented enough? Yes. Experienced enough? No. The competition for the starting quarterback job at BC is going to be wide open and Steve Addazio without question wants more athleticism under center. This gives everyone in contention a chance, including the three-star Darius Wade (Middletown, Del./Middletown), who has already on campus as an early enrollee. Wade is a more dynamic player than BC has had in the past. If Wade were bigger, he would likely have received more attention in recruiting. Tyler Murphy, a Florida transfer, will bring some live-game experience to the Eagles, which gives him a leg up in the competition, and I would anticipate he’d be the player to beat. It can be an awfully steep learning curve for true freshmen to play right away, especially quarterbacks. Wade might have more of a steep curve, as there will be a serious adjustment in level of competition.

Midyear Signings: Boston College

January, 15, 2014
According to, seven players have enrolled at Boston College for the spring semester:

Harold Landry, DE, Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest
HT: 6-3 WT: 230
Positional Rank: #31 DE
Stars: 4

Darius Wade, QB-DT, Middletown, Del./Middletown
HT: 6-1 WT: 186
Positional Rank: #21 QB-DT
Stars: 3

Isaac Yiadom, WR, Worcester, Mass./Doherty Memorial
HT: 6-1 WT: 160
Positional Rank: #99 WR
Stars: 3

Allen Dawson, CB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cheshire Academy
HT: 6-0 WT: 193
Positional Rank: N/A Post-grad
Stars: 3

Jon Baker, OG, Millis, Mass./Millis
HT: 6-3 WT: 305
Positional Rank: #68 OG
Stars: 3

Tyler Murphy, QB-DT, Wethersfield, Conn./University of Florida
HT: 6-2 WT: 206

Ian Silberman, OT, Fleming Island, Fla./University of Florida
HT: 6-5 WT: 303
Here are five storylines to watch on Sunday:

Looking out for No. 1

The Columbus Nike Football Training Camp will bring out the top defensive lineman in the country in Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge).

Tales From the Road: Ohio State 

May, 29, 2013
BuckeyeNation continues to hit the road in search of budding Division I talent that should catch the eyes of Ohio State fans. Here’s what we came up with this week:

This week’s targets: BuckeyeNation swung out to the Youngstown, Ohio, area and took a good look at Hubbard and Warren Harding high schools. While there, we talked to offensive guard Matt Jones and running back Larry “LJ” Scott of Hubbard. Both are Buckeyes targets as sophomores. Harding is the home of Denmark sensation Hjalte Froholdt and Ohio State legacy James Daniels, whose father LeShun Daniels Sr. played offensive guard for the Buckeyes in the 1990s. One other interesting note about Daniels is that his brother LeShun Daniels Jr. signed a letter of intent to play for Iowa this February.

Vividly Virginia: The Buckeyes made it abundantly clear last week that Virginia was fertile recruiting ground. Ohio State long has had offers out to Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge/Woodbridge), Andrew Brown (Chesapeake/Oscar Frommel Smith) and Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach/Bayside), but last Wednesday the Buckeyes offered five Virginians in rapid fashion. The offers went out to outside linebacker Ricky DeBerry (Richmond, St. Christophers), cornerback Garrett Taylor (Richmond, St. Christophers), wide receiver Scott Bracey (Richmond/Benedictine School), wide receiver Jaason Lewis (Virginia Beach/Ocean Lakes) and inside linebacker Jahvoni Simmons (Virginia Beach/Ocean Lakes).

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Weekly commitment roundup 

April, 12, 2013
Boston College
Harold Landry DE Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest
HT: 6-foot-3 WT: 230 pounds

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BC adds a quarterback, defensive end 

April, 12, 2013
Boston College recently picked up commitments from dual-threat quarterback Darius Wade (Middletown, Del./Middletown) and defensive end Harold Landry (Fayetteville, N.C./Pine Forest), according to multiple reports.

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