Elijah Weaver Has Seamless Transition With Coaches Moving From Butler To Ohio State

Despite a complete overhaul of the Ohio State men's basketball coaching staff, four-star combo guard Elijah Weaver has an established relationship with the new Buckeye coaches because they recruited him while they were at Butler.

With good size and excellent athleticism Elijah Weaver is one of the more unique and physically gifted point guards in the 2018 class. Weaver continues to take a long look at his recruitment, and has more schools coming into the mix.

So far Weaver has been very solid at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, and feels the experience has been good for him.


"The camp has been great," said Weaver. "I have enjoyed myself a lot here. I know there are things I can improve on, so I look to those guys on the side, the pros, to help me with everything I need."

On the recruiting trail schools such as VillanovaUSCUCLA Ohio StateFloridaOklahoma StateArizonaMaryland, and Georgia Tech are all involved with Weaver.

When it comes to making some more visits, Weaver said, "I don’t have any planned, but I definitely want to get to Ohio State who just offered with the new coaching staff, Oklahoma State, and probably Florida as well."

Ohio State is the most recent offer for Weaver, and Chris Holtmann and his staff have a built in relationship with him after recruiting Weaver at Butler.

"I like Coach (Mike) Schrage and Coach Holtmann," said Weaver. "Our relationship hasn’t changed at all, it is just a new school. It provides me a great opportunity and our relationship is fine. We talk all the time."

In terms of the Oklahoma State interest, Weaver said, "I like them because of the coaching staff. The coaches were Team Breakdown guys, and that is my AAU team, and our relationship grows every day."

A team closer to home that Weaver is familiar with is Florida, and the Gators continue to be very active in this recruitment.

"I have been to Florida when they payed Arkansas for the opening of their new arena," said Weaver of the Gators. "I always enjoy myself when I go there. Coach (Mike) White is a real good dude, and our relationship is good."

One school that Weaver has been to before and has made clear he is fond of is Villanova. The Wildcats continue to make Weaver a top priority, and remain a major factor in the recruitment.

"That is still my dream school and I have a tight relationship with Villanova," said Weaver. "The coaches call and text me on the regular and tell me that I am a big priority for them."

In terms of the next step in his recruitment, Weaver said, "Soon I am going to narrow it down from 12 to about five or six, and then go from there."

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