Weaver Updates Status

Offensive lineman Thomas Weaver was being heavily recruited by K-State at one time. Are the Wildcats still interested?

Are the Wildcats still interested?

The 6-2, 265-pound senior from Irvington, N.J. claimed offers from Kansas State, Duke, Rutgers and UConn in October, but things seem to have changed recently.

"I'm not exactly sure where K-State stands," said Weaver, who is projected to play center at the college level. "At one time they had verbally offered me, or I thought they had, but I haven't heard from them much lately. I'm still interested in them and the other schools I was talking about, but I'm going to start looking at all my options."

One offer Weaver knows is still on the table is from Morgan State.

"Yeah, they offered me not too long ago. I'm definitely interested in playing there. It's not as big a program, but there are a lot of things to think about. I would probably be able to get on the field sooner at a place like that, and I like what they've told me about the school."

Weaver was supposed to play both ways for Irvington this year. Unfortunately, a high ankle sprain caused coaches to keep him on one side of the ball.

"I just played center this year," he said. "I probably could have played both ways, but my ankle wasn't 100-percent and it wouldn't have been smart to push it too much. I'm doing fine now, and it all worked out fine. Most people are talking about me playing center in college too.

"This year I think I improved a lot as a blocker. I was always pretty good at pass protection, but my run blocking got a lot better. I've got more strength, and I got a lot more pancakes this season. Playing center you always have to know what's going on all around you, and I think I got better at that too."

Weaver, a two-star prospect, plans on waiting until February to announce his decision.

"I'm not in a rush, so I'll probably just wait until it feels like the right time. If K-State and those other schools let me know they still want me I'd love it. But right now I've got to listen to the people recruiting me hardest."

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