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Earned three varsity letters playing quarterback at two schools in the Fort Lauderdale area, St. Thomas Aquinas HS and Western HS... As a senior, helped powerful St. Thomas Aquinas to 10-3 overall mark and quarterfinals of Class 7A playoffs... Completed 100 of 179 passes for 1,626 yards and 16 TDs during senior campaign... Transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas after starting at QB as sophomore and junior at nearly Western HS... At Western, threw for 3,476 yards and 33 touchdowns as a two-year starter... Helped Western to 7-3 record as junior in 2012... High academic achiever.
Wade Robert Freebeck... Born on May 17, 1996... Son of Bob and Meg Freebeck... Has an older sister, Audrey... Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale area... Dad works as manager for Nice Systems; mom works as a marketing manager.
ST. THOMAS AQUINAS COACH ROCCO CASULLO
"You are talking about a guy who has really worked hard to add weight since joining our program. Wade has added nearly 20 pounds and grown a few inches. He definitely looks the part now.
"Wade is a polished quarterback, with the ability to throw the football with great zip and touch.
"Wade is also an extremely intelligent young man. His ability to learn our playbook once he arrived here got the attention of our coaches. It says a great deal about his intelligence and development as a quarterback."
Selected Vanderbilt over Florida, Pittsburgh and South Florida among others