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Myles Wade commits to play for Oregon

Defensive tackle transfers from Benson to Central Catholic for senior year

Myles Wade, considered one of the top high school football players in the state, has verbally committed to play for the University of Oregon.

Wade, 6-3, 310 pounds, was an all-Portland Interscholastic League lineman who is considered one of the premier defensive prospects in the country.

"I just felt Oregon is the right spot. It came down to Oregon and Oregon State. It was a hard decision," Wade says. "It came down to I just liked Oregon more than Oregon State. I've been a true Duck from since I was five or six years old. It's a nice college town, and I have a great relationship with the coaches."

Wade says he plans to major in sports business.

He is transferring from Benson High to Central Catholic for his senior year. Wade gained admission to Central last week and has begun summer workouts with the Rams.

"He can really run, and he's very explosive," says Central Catholic coach Steve Pyne.

Wade wil play mostly at defensive tackle for Central, while spending some time on offense, as well.

Another Ram football player, Kevin Frahm, recently committed to Oregon State. Frahm is a 6-3, 245-pound defensive end.