Weaver talks about Louisville commitment

Quan Weaver called Louisville Tuesday and gave the Cardinals a commitment. Still, the speedy running back/safety from Frankfort (KY) plans to keep his options open this summer and check out some other schools on his list.

"I'm not really done but I'm pretty sure I'm going to Louisville," Quan Weaver said. "But I'm still going to look at other schools and keep my options open."

Weaver said he plans to attend camp at Louisville, Indiana, Purdue and Ball State this summer. Weaver holds scholarship offers from all of those schools. Still, the Cardinals appear in the best shape given Weaver's verbal commitment.

"I just wanted to get it out of the way," said Weaver of his commitment. "I just felt more comfortable at Louisville than with the other programs. Louisville has a more homey feel because their staff is more laid back."

After winning the 100 and 200-meter sprints in Louisville over the weekend at the state track and field meet, Weaver decided to call up the Cardinals around noon Tuesday and give the Cards their second in-state verbal commitment in less than a week. Owensboro (KY) Apollo standout lineman Harris Bivin committed to Louisville late last week.

"I just called Coach Matt Wells and told him that I was ready to commit and he was very excited," said Weaver. "He got Coach (Steve) Kragthorpe and Coach Nord in the room and I told them too. Coach Kragthorpe said he was real excited about me coming to Louisville."

Considered an athlete who could play multiple positions on the college level, the 5-11, 190-pound Weaver played on both sides of the ball last season at Frankfort. On offense, Weaver rushed for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. On defense, Weaver made 88 tackles, two sacks and two INT's.

"Louisville says I can play either running back or safety, whichever I feel most comfortable," Weaver said. "I prefer running back because that where I feel more comfortable and can make more plays."

Also a track standout, Weaver won the Class A state championship in both the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Weaver reports a 4.43 forty-yard dash.


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