DL Talks With UM

Red Bank Regional standout Kade Weston is one of the most talented big men in the state of New Jersey. The 6-6, 315-pounder has always had a strong interest in playing college football in the state of Florida.

"Those teams down there are always good," Weston said. "They always got a lot of speed. I'm still real interested in playing there but I'm keeping my options open. I haven't even narrowed down my list yet but I want to do that before schools starts to avoid all the drama."

Weston had received a scholarship offer from Florida recently and he says Florida State and Miami are very interested as well.

"Florida sent me an offer in writing and Florida State gave me one verbally," he said. "My coach had sent the tape out to Miami and I actually just called their linebackers coach about a half hour ago. They haven't offered me yet but he said they'll be watching me and we talked about coming down for a visit sometime. He's real interested in me."

Weston said there's a lot to like about the UM program.

"I really like their program," he said. "They always have lots of talent. And every year, they're competing for the national championship. I'm real interested in that."

Weston, who also plays basketball and does track (personal bests: shot-55, discus-167), said his size and quickness make him different.

"Most of the guys my size don't have the quickness I have," he said. "I think my basketball background helps me a lot. I come hard every play too."

While Weston, who visited Penn State unofficially last weekend, isn't ready to name any favorites yet, one thing he will look at is depth charts.

"I'm going to look at the depth charts and see who's there and who else is coming in," he said. "I want to stay on defense. If I see a lot of other people coming in, I dont know about that."

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