• position Linebacker
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 230
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Spring Hill, Tenn.
  • High school Summit

2023 – Sophomore
• Saw action in all 12 regular-season games
• Totaled 35 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, a sack, three quarterback hurries and a blocked kick
• Got a career-high two quarterback hurries in the win over Vanderbilt
• Totaled a career-high six tackles, including four solo tackles and one-half for loss (-2 yards) in the win over No. 22/23 Florida
• Got the first blocked kick of his career vs. Missouri

2022 – Freshman
• Played in all 13 games and totaled 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one pass breakup
• Charted a career-best three tackles and a pass breakup in his collegiate debut vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Had two tackles in the win at No. 12 Florida
• Also had a career-high tying three tackles vs. Youngstown and at Ole Miss
• Got a sack vs. South Carolina

High School
• Consensus four-star linebacker is listed as one of the top 25 linebackers and nation’s top 250 prospects by all three major evaluation services
• The No. 18 linebacker and No. 193 nationally by
• The No. 21 linebacker and No. 192 nationally by ESPN
• Played in the All-American Bowl for the East squad in San Antonio, Texas on January 8, 2022
• Helped lead Summit High School to a three-year record of 40-5
• Team was state champion in Division I, Class 5A as junior (14-1 record) and state runner-up twice, Class 5A as a sophomore (12-3) and Class 6A as a senior (14-1)
• Finalist for Class 6A “Mr. Football” as a senior, an honor won by twin brother Destin
• Named Region 7-6A defensive MVP
• Totaled 84 tackles as a senior, highlighted by eight quarterback sacks, 26 tackles for loss, two interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), five fumbles caused and six fumble recoveries …Coached by Brian Coleman
• Chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Louisville and Virginia

• Born in Nashville, Tennessee
• Son of Valerie and Steve Wade
• Has three brothers, Jalen, Cameron and Keaten
• Twin brother, Destin, also is a r-freshman on the team
• Major is pre-marketing

Keaten Says
• His nickname is “Kea”
• He chose Kentucky because of its academics, coaches, and it is family oriented
• Besides playing football, he also enjoys golfing, fishing, video games and working out
• Three words to describe him are focused, hardworking and happy
• What motivates him to work hard is his mom because she’s sacrificed so much

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