“I liked it a lot," Weaver said of the scrimmage. "I liked
the hitting and the way the guys were competing for spots. No one was taking
it easy. I also spoke to Coach Mike Debord and Coach Andy Moeller. They were
talking to me about my team, my school, and my coaches. It was nice."
Weaver, who plays wide receiver for his high school team, hauled in 54 receptions for 1,025 receiving yards, and 12 touchdowns last year. The 6-6, 200-pounder believes he could play receiver at the next level if he can get his forty time down (he runs a 4.8. That said, he realizes his future is most likely at tight end and spent a great deal of time watching that position group.
"I like to see how they get off the line," he said.
He tells us that if he can get his time down (he runs the 40 in 4.8) he might be able to play wide receiver.
Currently, Weaver is focusing on his academics (he carries a 3.25 GPA and has
achieved a qualifying score of 21 on the ACT) and playing summer basketball
with the Michigan Hurricanes. It is very evident that he brings his football
mentality to the hardwood. Weaver runs hard, plays hard, and if he gets it down
low…he will try dunk anyone in his way (as some players have already found
out). Despite all of the fun he is having playing hoops, Weaver will not let
it interfere with his goal of earning more scholarship offers for football in
the coming months.
Right now Weaver has scholarship offers from Eastern and Western Michigan. Other high majors are showing a lot of interest, and Weaver plans on giving them the opportunity to observe him first hand over the next few months. He plans to camp at Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa and will go to the combine at Ohio State on May 5.
When choosing a school, Weaver indicated one factor will stick out above the rest. “The relationship I have with the coach is very important," he said. "I would like for him to get on me if I screw up but not to degrade me. Just coach me…that’s all."
Weaver's familiarity with the coaches in Ann Arbor and his lifelong love for the Maize and Blue would likely give the Wolverines the inside track should they offer. The fact that it has not come as of yet doesn't seem to be worrying the youngster.
“It’s just a matter of time," Weaver said regarding a Michigan offer. "I am very familiar with Michigan; I went to six games last season. When I go to their camp and show them what I can do, I believe I will get an offer”.
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Weaver in the coming weeks.