Ohio State five-star cornerback commit Shaun Wade has been named the Lockheed Martin Defensive Back of the Year.
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He beat out finalists Bubba Bolden, Darnay Holmes, Richard LeCounte III and Deommodore Lenoir for the award, which is given annually to the defensive back who performs above and beyond their competition.
"Shaun has demonstrated his dedication to football and teamwork on the field," said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. "We congratulate him on this special recognition today and wish him continued success both on and off the field."
The 6-foot-1, 177-pound Wade recorded 63 tackles and seven interceptions this season to help Jacksonville, Florida, Trinity Christian to its fourth-consecutive state championship. He also added 690 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver for the Conquerors.
Wade becomes the second Ohio State commit to win the award, joining safety Damon Webb in 2014. He'll finish his high school career in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday afternoon, with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on NBC.