Roy Roundtree Mentoring '16 QB deWeaver

One of the top young prospects at the Michigan football camp, 2016 Trotwood (Ohio) Madison quarterback Messiah deWeaver impressed during his time in Ann Arbor. GBW chats with deWeaver about the experience, his relationship with a former Wolverine, and summer visit plans.

An up and coming prospect out of the state of Ohio, 2016 Trotwood Madison quarterback Messiah deWeaver spent last week competing at the Michigan football camp in Ann Arbor.

“It was nice,” deWeaver told GoBlueWolverine. “I got to play with the older group and I don’t really like competing against quarterbacks that are my age. I like competing with the older guys and testing myself against the best.

“Coach (Al) Borges showed me so many things about my steps and how I can improve my footwork.”

At 6-foot-0, 170-pounds, deWeaver displayed good mechanics that will continue to improve as he adds strength to his slender frame. Overall, the camp experience, working 1-on-1 with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges was very special to the young man.

“It was real supportive,” said deWeaver. “It gave me a good chance to get to know him and if I did something wrong he would help me improve it. It was really beneficial for me and I could see myself at Michigan.”

After wrapping up his time competing on the field, deWeaver and his parents were privy to a tour of the Wolverines facilities on an unofficial visit, receiving encouraging news as his relationship and recruitment moves forward with Michigan.

“Before that I had lunch with coach Borges,” said deWeaver. “At the end of the camp he met my parents and talked to my parents about how well I did the last couple of days and that he wants me to stay in contact and stuff like that.

“My parents are really excited. It was the first time meeting coach Hoke and they said it was really exciting.”

Former Michigan player and current Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver Roy Roundtree is also a graduate of Trotwood Madison. Still involved in the community and around the Rams program, Roundtree is a role model in the eyes of deWeaver.

“Roy is like a mentor to me,” said deWeaver. “We talk about a lot of stuff. When he was down here during the summer we worked out, threw the ball and stuff. He really got me better and helped me. When I was at the Michigan camp we would talk every night and he would ask me how I did.

“He really wants me to go to Michigan but it’s so early in the process he’s just always influencing me to work harder, texting me that it’s time to go to work and stuff.”

Right after leaving the Michigan camp, deWeaver headed straight out to Stanford’s camp in Palo Alto, California.

DeWeaver says he plans to take visits to Louisville and Michigan in July.


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