The University of Louisville basketball staff is working on the Class of 2017, but the Cardinals' coaches have also identified and targeted several top targets in the Class of 2018.
And one of those is Elijah Weaver.
The 6-foot-5 point guard from Oldsmar, Fla., Christian has become one of the main targets for the Cardinals' in the '18 class, along with Romeo Langford, Darius Garland and Anfernee Simons.
On Sunday, Weaver wrapped up an unofficial visit to Louisville and told Cardinal Authority he made the coaches smile. Simons, who plays on Team Breakdown with Weaver, was also on the visit.
"He's my boy," Weaver said of Simons. "We were with the coaches today and I told him he should come to my high school. Then we would be together on the circuit and in high school and could then play together at Louisville. The coaches liked that idea.
"We'd have good chemistry then that's for sure."
Weaver and Simons are far from a package deal at this point, but the No. 33 player in the Scout.com top 100 in the '18 class said the visit "did a whole lot" for giving him the information he needed on the Louisville program.
"I really enjoyed myself a lot," Weaver said. "It's a great fit for me. I am basically looking at the schools and thinking if I got hurt could I still be there and enjoy myself on the campus. And I really liked it there.
"It's a great program, a nice area and a good campus."
Weaver said U of L coach Rick Pitino told him he was a top priority in the '18 class, noting that "he likes big guards who can score and that's exactly what I am, I'm a bigger guard and I can score it."
"I think I would fit right into the system," he said. "I could very much see myself going there."
Weaver had a stellar sophomore campaign, averaging 12 points and six assists on a top team nationally. Oldsmar finished 29-9, beat five top-10 ranked teams nationally and the Eagles made it to the SIAA State Championship game.
His former coach at Oldsmar, Jordan Fair, is now a program assistant at Louisville.
"He's family and it's nice to see him there," Weaver said of Fair. "It's not really an edge for Louisville that he's there but it doesn't hurt to have someone there you are familiar with."