Originally a class of 2022 recruit, Wade came to Kentucky with much fanfare as a 4-star recruit ranked 418th nationally by 247 Sports Composite. The Tennessee native was considered a top-25 athlete recruit, though he opted to play quarterback at Kentucky. He also came to Kentucky alongside his brother, Keaten Wade, who ended up playing heavy snaps as a linebacker over the last two seasons.
Destin would only appear in one game as a Wildcat, which ended up being the 2023 Music City Bowl vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes after Will Levis opted out of the game. The 6-foot3, 223-pounder ended up completing 16/30 passes (53.3%) for 98 yards and two pick-sixes in the 21-0 defeat. He also ran the ball 17 times for 23 yards.
This year, Wade wasn’t even the second-stringer, so it’s no surprise to see him depart in hopes of playing QB somewhere else.
Here’s to hoping he finds a great opportunity to do so.