"Feels Like Home"

Michael Wade

CUTigers.com recently caught up with the top quarterback in South Carolina, Michael Wade, who recently committed to Clemson get his thoughts on a number of topics involving his big decision.

QB Michael Wade
6-2, 185, 4.7
Riverside High School
Greer, South Carolina

If you didn't commit to Clemson, which school would have likely committed to?
Michael Wade: I wanted to make a decision this summer. If I had not gotten the offer from Clemson I would probably have gone to Maryland.

Which male has played the most influential role in your life?
Michael Wade: My father is by far. He walked-on to the Clemson football team. He was one of only five or six players to make the team out of about 75. He was a senior the year Clemson won the national championship. I saw what he did as a walk-on. It all paid off for him.

When was the first time you went to Clemson?
Michael Wade: I have been going there since I was real young. I grew up around the campus. I was riding bikes on weekends around Clemson when I was younger.

Are you looking forward to running down the hill next season?
Michael Wade: It's going to be indescribable. I can't even imagine. It's going to be amazing. I walked down the hill with my dad with the national championship reunion against FSU. It's indescribable with all of those fans making so much noise. Now to be able to do it as player is amazing.

What are you looking forward to the most about Clemson?
Michael Wade: It feels like home. I have always dreamed about being a Tiger. I am going to get to fulfill one of my lifetime dreams. Most people don't get to fulfill their dreams like that.

What can you tell Clemson fans about your teammate and current Clemson commitment Richard Jackson?
Michael Wade: He is really a great player to watch. He hit a couple of kickoffs through the goalpost. His punts really hang up there. He really works hard at what he does. He is one of the hardest workers on the team. He lifts weights religiously and he kicks several times a week. He wants to be the best. We are best friends. He is over at my house right now. He and his dad had dinner with us.

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