Local college notebook: Is Middletown product Wade headed to Hens? QB would fit in

Darius Wade

Darius Wade’s four-year football career at Boston College was full of peaks and valleys.

The former Middletown High quarterback played in 25 games for the Eagles, making three starts for the Eagles when he was only a sophomore.

But Wade also broke his left ankle that season and had his playing time was limited over the next two years as BC used a few different players at the position.

Because of that injury, though, Wade still has another season of eligibility remaining. Last Friday, he announced that he’s going to transfer to another school for that final year.

“I am excited for this new opportunity, and for the chance to build off of what I have built here at BC,” Wade wrote on an Instragram post in announcing his decision.

Now the question, is where will Wade end up? Certainly, Delaware fans are wondering whether he’s considering the Blue Hens.

There’s reason to believe both that Delaware is in the market for some more help at QB and that the Hens’ coaching staff is interested in Wade.

Delaware still has Joe Walker and J.P. Caruso, who both started in last year’s 7-4 campaign. They’ll be seniors in the fall.

The Hens, though, began Walker in a multi-purpose role while Caruso — himself a transfer from Appalachian State — had his ups and downs in his first season at UD. Smyrna High grad Nolan Henderson is also in the picture now after redshirting as a true freshman.

One school of thought is that the Hens could use a one-year transfer, like Wade, to bridge the gap.

The 6-foot, 215-pound Wade, a left-hander, completed 62-of-102 passes with three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He started his final three games at BC.

Middletown High head coach Zach Blum, an assistant when Wade played for the Cavaliers, said he wasn’t sure where he would finish his career.

“We are very excited for the next step in his journey and confident he will have a positive impact on whichever program he chooses,” said Blum.

Hens lose key player

The Delaware men’s basketball team suffered another tough break when it lost standout freshman guard Kevin Anderson to a season-ending knee injury.

Anderson suffered the injury in a Christmas Day-practice. UD announced that he underwent surgery on Thursday morning.

“We are extremely disappointed for Kevin,” said Blue Hen coach Martin Ingelsby said. “He was having a very productive season for us, and was playing like one of the best guards in the CAA. We look forward to having Kevin back for the start of our offseason workouts in the spring.”

Anderson had a season-high 23 points and seven assists vs. Notre Dame. He was twice named CAA Rookie of the Week and was averaging 13.7 points per game.

The loss of Anderson leaves Delaware with just seven scholarship players, although it is slated to get back sophomore Jacob Cushing (broken nose) later this month.

Notes

• Due to travel-related issues, Delaware State’s home games against South Carolina State today have been pushed back. The women will tip off at 5 p.m. and the men will follow with a 7 p.m. start.

• Wesley College’s Brian Cameron had his third 30-point game of the season when he netted 32 in a loss at Mary Washington on Wednesday. The sophomore guard is averaging 21.6 points per game.

• A pair of former Henlopen Conference basketball standouts squared off when Rider beat Niagara, 99-76, on Sunday. Dover High grad Jordan Allen had 18 points for Rider with one-time Sussex Tech standout Kevin Larkin netting eight for Niagara.

“I challenged Jordan Allen today, not only on the offensive end, but on the defensive end,” Broncos’ coach Kevin Baggett said after the victory. “I thought he responded.”

• The memorial service for former Delaware Hall of Fame football coach Tubby Raymond will be held on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Carpenter Center.

Reach sports editor Andy Walter at walter@newszap.com

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