Louisville lands second in-state commitment

Last week, Louisville landed a verbal commitment from Owensboro (KY) Apollo offensive lineman Harris Bivin. Tuesday, the Cardinals picked up their second commitment from an in-state prospect in less than a week.

After mulling options from the SEC and Big Ten, Frankfort (KY) standout Quan Weaver decided to call Louisville and verbally commit to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

"Yes, he has just committed. I talked to him about an hour ago," Frankfort coach Craig Foley said. "He wanted to go ahead and get it over with before the season started so he could concentrate on football."

Weaver, also a track star, recently won the Class A, Region 5 100-meter and 200-meter with times of 11.36 and 22.88. Over the weekend, Weaver won the Class A state title in both events.

A 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete, Weaver plays on both sides of the ball for Frankfort H.S. Boasting 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, Weaver will probably start out at Louisville on offense as a running back. As a junior, Weaver rushed for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. He was also an honorable mention All-State selection as a defensive back, recording 88 tackles, two sacks and two INT's.

"Right now, Louisville has told him they're going to give him the opportunity to play running back," Foley said. "But if that doesn't pan out Coach Wells has told me that the defensive staff is really impressed with him as well. If offense doesn't pan out he has a chance to play in the secondary."

Weaver definitely would like to find a fit in Louisville's spread-offense.

"If I get my choice, I will be a running back. I do like to hit people, too, but offense is where I would prefer to start out," Weaver said. "But if defense is better for me and I would get to play more there, that would be fine. Schools usually let you start at a spot you want, but I just want to play."

Weaver found comfort at Louisville - one of the first programs to offer him a scholarship. Weaver, a versatile prospect who could play on either side of the ball, chose the Cardinals over offers from Kentucky, Ball State and Purdue.

"Schools like me because of my size and speed. I can run over people or around them," Weaver told Scout.com. "I want to go to a school where I feel comfortable and like all the coaches. You have to be comfortable if you are going to make it."

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