Commitment Analysis: What Rutgers is Getting in Colin Wade

(Photo Courtesy of Oxbridge High School Lacrosse)

On Wednesday morning, Oxbridge (Fla.) defenseman announced his commitment to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Wade is the seventh commitment in the 2024 class for Brian Brecht’s program and second from the state of Florida, joining attackman Owen Lenox (Lake Highland Prep, Fla.).

What Rutgers is Getting:

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound pole shines first as an on-ball defender. Wade is an aggressive defender who is able to move well and match feet with his opponent. Furthermore, he shows a great deal of aggressiveness and knows how to be a pest for opposing offenses and put the ball on the ground. In addition to his skills as an one-on-one defender, Wade has also shown to be very good off-ball as he plays the passing lanes very well with his stick always up and ready to disrupt. The Sunshine State native also has a great deal of speed that he is able to deploy and use to his advantage all over the field. That includes giving him the ability to not not slide quickly as a defender, but also get out and run in transition if needed to help spark the offense. Wade is a two-sport athlete also playing football for the Thunderwolves.

What it Means For Rutgers:

Wade is the seventh commitment in the class for the Scarlet Knights and fourth on the offensive end. He joins Thayer Academy (Mass.) defenseman Chris Cabral, Boston College (Mass.) goalie Charlie McCullough, and Malvern Prep (Pa.) LSM Kyle Worsnup on that end of the field in the class for Rutgers.

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