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.
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.