Originally from Dallas, Weatherford's father and grandfather both played quarterback at SMU. In fact, here's a little historical perspective – he said his grandfather was a teammate of the legendary Doak Walker.
Athletics have been a pivotal part of Weatherford's upbringing, growing up in a competitive household. He has eight siblings and two brothers played football at Jacksonville University and Fordham. In addition to being a three-year starter at quarterback at Land O' Lakes High School, Weatherford is a three-year starter on the basketball team as well.
Football, however, is Weatherford's first love. He said he has been offered by Auburn, South Florida, Minnesota and Louisville. Weatherford plans to narrow his list of favorites to five at some point this spring. He also hopes to attend at least three of each school's respective summer camps. FSU fans will be glad to hear Weatherford grew up watching the Seminoles.
Location also will play a key role in Weatherford's decision. He doesn't want to play college football too close to home or too far away. He would like to play close enough so his family could watch him play. Weatherford said academics and his faith also will be an important pieces to the puzzle.
"No. 1 academics," Weatherford said.
"Football isn't everything in life. I would like to go to a school that has a chance to win a national championship. I'm looking for a play early but I realize that there's competition at every school. Feeling comfortable about a coaching staff is important. A coach that shares my strong Christian faith is also something that I'm looking for. I love Jesus Christ."
The Good Lord also instilled a competitive fire in Weatherford.
. "I love to win and I hate to lose. I'm real competitive," he said.