HT: 6-4 | WT: 210 LBS.
Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
High School: Wayne HS
Scout.com Ranking: Three Star QB No. 1 Ohio, No. 2 Midwest, No. 28 QB National
Projected College Position: Quarterback
WHAT TO LIKE
Messiah deWeaver has the physical tools to develop into a top level college quarterback. While some focus solely on arm strength, deWeaver has shown during his high school career to have the intangibles coaches look for in a signal caller. Teammates listen and follow while things may not be going right, but deWeaver has shown the ability to stay poised and be a leader. A starter since his freshman season at Trotwood (Ohio) Madison, deWeaver’s move to Wayne will be an interesting one to watch unfold.
WHAT IS A CONCERN
Being consistent is the biggest concern at this stage of deWeaver’s development. After a solid sophomore season, deWeaver saw struggles hitting on just under fifty-percent of his throws as a junior. However, he did lead his team to a 12 win season with only two defeats. The other concern is foot speed. Not a runner, deWeaver must continue showing progress in using his legs to extend plays and extend the pocket.
Once a Michigan pledge, deWeaver is the type of quarterback the Spartans have shown time and again the ability to develop into a big performer. Michigan State is the perfect environment for deWeaver to grow physically and mentally and should be a better college performer than high school performer. The Spartans watched deWeaver closely during last summer’s Sound Mind Sound Body Camp and liked what they saw and when the opportunity developed for them to get involved they wasted little time. Much like Connor Cook, deWeaver will be a work in progress early but should be positioned to battle for playing time following a redshirt season then followed by Damion Terry ending his Spartans career.