J.J. Weaver (Allen Trieu / Scout)

2019 DE Weaver has two offers, big talent

Louisville (Ky.) Moore class of 2019 defensive end J.J. Weaver has a big frame and great athleticism, which he showed in playing linebacker this weekend at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Cincinnati.

It was an unusual sight to see a 6-foot-6, 240-pound kid covering running backs and linebackers at a camp, but J.J. Weaver did it and did it well on Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Cincinnati. 

That size still likely translates to defensive end at the next level, a position Weaver has drawn a lot of interest at. He currently has two scholarship offers.

"Just Louisville and Notre Dame [have offered]," he said. "That's it. Kentucky came to my school, Purdue came out, a couple other schools came out."


Weaver explained that, since he is from Broward County in Florida originally, he does not necessarily view Louisville as a "home town" offer, but he does not value it any less, and was able to connect with the Cardinals' Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson, a fellow Miami product.

"I loved receiving that offer," he said. "The whole city was happy for me. I've been to Louisville at least 20 times already. [Assistant coach and defensive line coach] L.D. Scott, he's a nice cat. I liked it. They show mad love. I talked to Lamar, he's a cool guy and we're from the same city."

Weaver had a chance to visit Notre Dame as well.

"It was nice," he said, "They have great academics and a nice school. It was just nice, I liked it."

With summer approaching, Weaver is beginning to plan where he will head on visits.

"I'm going to go visit Stanford with my trainer Dexter Heyman, and Kentucky. I'll have a lot of visits this summer."

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