Interest in Evan Weaver has steadily grown during his junior season at Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane, Wash. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound (and growing) standout has his 2 offers already (WSU, Boise), and has fielded letters and calls from Washington, Arizona State, USC, Purdue, Nebraska, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Alabama, Colorado State, Notre Dame and Northwestern.
“I’m just waiting right now and seeing what comes my way,” Weaver said. “I’ll hopefully pick up a few more offers after the season and I’ll start narrowing my choices down as I get closer to my senior year.”
“I try to be like (Watt),” he said. “His speed off the ball and his strength are great. He just wants to make the play every time. He has no quit. That’s what I want to be.”
Weaver’s motor and nasty attitude on the gridiron are very intriguing for Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin, and the Broncos offered the prospect a scholarship on Oct. 6. He likes what he sees in Boise.
“I’ve been talking with (tight ends coach) Eliah Drinkwitz a lot,” Weaver said. “I met coach Harsin a couple of weeks ago. I really like them and I like what they’re doing at Boise State. They seem to be building toward a championship.”
Weaver’s Gonzaga Prep squad is 6-1 on the season and two wins away from clinching the top seed in the upcoming 4A Greater Spokane League playoffs. The Bullpups’ lone loss came at the hands of Boise State quarterback signee Brett Rypien and the Shadle Park Highlanders. In fact, Rypien has been in Weaver’s ear since the Boise State offer.
“I talk to Brett every now and then,” he said. “He’s been on me wanting me to commit. He’s obviously a great quarterback with his skillset and how he can read the defense. He’s a top caliber person. He’s smart and genuine.”
Weaver plans to focus on finishing his junior year strong and building toward his final prep season. His goal is to be up to 240 pounds by next fall. His timeframe for a commitment, however, is far from decided.
“I’m going to be hearing more from schools as I get closer to my senior year,” he said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
Evan Weaver Highlights from Hudl