He attended Texas A&M University (College Station) where he won Southwest Conference Championship in the 110 hurdles. He also received a Bronze Medal at the 1995 Olympic Festival Championship in Colorado. Wade was a silver medalist at the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, which was the 5th fastest time in NCAA history. In 1997 Wade won the first Track and Field Big 12 Conference Championship in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 13.38. This conference record lasted over 10 years.

In that same year he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Texas A&M University (Pi Omicron chapter ). Shortly after he went on to win 2 NCAA Titles in 1998 (55hurdles/110 hurdles). Wade was selected to be in ESPN “Faces In The Crowd” in 1998. The following year he won the Big 12 indoor Conference Championship in another conference record of 7.09, then went on to win the Indoor NCAA Championship in the 55m hurdles. Outdoors, he repeated as NCAA Champion win a win the 110 m hurdles.