QB Joe Weatherford planning June visit

Land O' Lakes (Fla.) High School quarterback Joe Weatherford - the younger brother of Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford - received a scholarship offer from Louisville last week and the 6'4, 195-pound All-Conference performer informed InsideTheVille.com on Sunday evening that he's planning a trip to the Derby City in June.

Quarterback Joe Weatherford of Land O'Lake (Fla.) High School has seen the recruiting process up close before when his older brother - Florida State quarterback Drew Weatherford - went through the same process three years ago. Still months from the start of his final year of prep ball and like his brother, he can already claim a few scholarship offers - Connecticut, Florida International and Louisville.

Many others are keeping a close eye on the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder and have made his school a must stop during their May recruiting visits. The list of school's that have visited recently include West Virginia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Florida, and Weatherford is expecting at least a couple more to stop by this week. "UCF is coming (today) and Louisville is planning on coming this week."

"My top three right now are UCF, UConn and Louisville," he said on Sunday evening.

Weatherford visited the Husky program earlier this year for it's junior day and left impressed.

"I really liked my visit at UConn," Weatherford said of his trip to see the fellow Big East Conference member. "It was a really nice atmosphere up there and I really like their coaches."

Following the end of his team's spring practice later this month, Weatherford will take some time to see his other current favorites up close.

"I have a plan to visit them in June," he said of Louisville. "I'm going to their camp on June 4 and then I'm going to go to UCF's camp."

As a junior, Weatherford threw for 1,975 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning All-District and All-Conference honors.

"I believe my footwork is better then most quarterbacks in high school," said Weatherford, who added that his relationship with his older brother has helped him develop into one of the Sunshine State's top quarterback prospects. "He's helped me out in so many ways. He's really one of the main reasons that I'm the quarterback that I am now."

Weatherford has indicated in the past that he'd prefer to play his college ball out of state and while he's still leaning that way, he added that he's in no rush to make a decision.

"Either way it doesn't really matter, but I do like the idea of leaving state," he explained. "I'm just taking everything slow for now, so I don't make the wrong decision."

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