South Beach Star Names Michigan His Leader

Miami (Fla.) Cooper City junior DE Rashad Weaver discusses his recent offer from Michigan and more.

One of the top performers from the Michigan’s satellite camp in Miami on Saturday, was Cooper City junior Rashad Weaver. The long and rangy athlete displayed his versatility and tools in front of the Wolverine coaching staff -- which resulted in an offer from U-M just a few days later.

“I was on the phone with (tight ends) coach Jay Harbaugh and he actually offered me and we talked a little,” Weaver told The Michigan Insider. “He then put coach (Jim) Harbaugh on the phone and we talked for a little and the whole time I was just stunned, excited and smiling on my couch from the offer.”

At 6-4.5, 245-pounds, Weaver was able to talk further with both of the Harbaugh's.

“Coach Jay told me that they are offering me as a big athlete,” said Weaver. “They like me at both defensive end and tight end and I may even be both way guy. Coach Harbaugh was more of a conversation about us building a relationship between us two and getting me up to visit asap. He also told me how if I commit and happened to get hurt this season, then they would still fully honor my scholarship.

“When he said that I was amazed and he told my mom. I want to get up there asap, so I can visit and make this decision as soon as possible.”

Now with his Maize and Blue offer in hand, Weaver hopes to check out Ann Arbor soon.

“My mom has a vacation coming up either the end of this month or beginning of July,” said Weaver. That is when I would try, but it all depends on the money situation at the time.”

Holding 11 offers up to this point, he has many of options to choose from, but after hearing the strong backing he has with Michigan, they vaulted up to the top of his list.

“I would have to say yes (Michigan leads),” said Weaver. “At first when they offered, I had no leader, but when he said they would honor my commitment even if I got hurt, then that put them at the top of my list. They are the only coaches that have told me that.”

Despite the Wolverines sitting in pole position, Weaver has no decision date at the moment, but will be ready when it is time to make that final decision knowing his main factors.

“I have no date set at all right now,” said Weaver. “It could be soon or something could happen where I decide to wait longer to decide. The main factors to where I pick my school are academics, football program, how comfortable I feel at the school and the vibe of people and the environment at the school.”

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