Zaire Wade has yet to crack 247Sports' top-100 list for the class of 2020 but that didn't stop the Huskers from extending an offer.
Dwyane Wade's oldest son, Zaire Wade, has received an offer from the University of Nebraska.
The 16-year-old has yet to crack 247Sports' top-100 ranking of recruits for the class of 2020, but that didn't stop the Huskers from extending an early offer to the talented 6'2" point guard.
Zaire currently attends American Heritage High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and plays on the Nike EYBL circuit. Marquette, Michigan State, Florida State and Toledo are among the schools eyeing the next Wade.
The elder Wade played basketball for Marquette but Zaire's stepmom, actress Gabrielle Union, is a Nebraska native and huge Huskers fan.
Union announced on Twitter that she, Zaire, and Dwyane Wade will all be in attendance at Nebraska's home football opener. It will be Zaire's first time "seeing the sea of red in person," something that Union is evidently very excited about.
We'll be at the home opener & it will be Zaire's 1st time seeing the sea of red in person & seeing what our fans are like. #Nebraksa let's show him how we do #GoBigRed oh & I'm willing to loan him my Tommie Frazier jersey, @DwyaneWade doesnt even get to wear my jersey 🌽🌽🌽 https://t.co/UWoKKZeN1N— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) August 21, 2018
Dwyane Wade has also expressed his affinity for the Huskers by practicing with the team in September of 2017.
As you all know my wife and the great people of Nebraska have turned me into an @huskers fan. Today we decided to go check out our team and I also asked the @huskerhoops team if I can run with them. Thank you guys for the run. I had a great time and a big thanks to coach Tim Miles for all the love that you've shown the wife and I.
In 2015, Wade wrote on Instagram that he was hopeful one of his sons would end up in Milwaukee: "I don't know if he will ever go to Marquette....but a father can dream..#homecourt #hegotnext"
At only 16, Zaire Wade still has a long time before he has to commmit to a program and will likely receive several other Division I offers, but with his family ties to Nebraska and his potential at the point, it's no wonder the Huskers have already extended an offer.