Iowa picked up its eighth known verbal commitment in the 2016 recruiting class on Monday when Illinois athlete Barrington Wade announced his pledge to the school on Twitter.
Happy to finally be apart of the family pic.twitter.com/cNOrqprvSp
— Barrington Wade Jr (@bearwade22) June 15, 2015
Wade held a press conference at a restaurant near his Skokie (IL) Niles North High School.
Niles North RB Barrington Wade says the decision came down to Iowa and UConn. Went with the Hawkeyes. pic.twitter.com/KIupHjoGYw
— Nate Atkins (@NateAtkinsCF) June 15, 2015
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Wade projects as running back or linebacker. He’s a good athlete that could fit somewhere else as well.
Barrington Wade 6’1" 205 an RB from Niles North can run a 10.9 100m. Powerful and quick. All-conference and MVP. pic.twitter.com/dXgS9mK2Mf
— Tom Lemming (@LemmingReport) June 4, 2015
Rivals ranks Wade as a three-star prospect and Illinois’ 23rd best player in the class. Scout also lists him as a three star and the No. 3 running back in Illinois for ’16.