RECRUITING: New Jersey DT sees an opening at OU

Little Silver, N.J. defenstive tackle Kade Weston's big numbers in high school has college coaches drooling. See inside for Weston's top four and comments about the Sooners.


Kade Weston is first and foremost a defensive tackle and considered one of the best in the country. But he is the total package in the eyes of many college coaches, because they also realize that he couldn't go wrong on the offensive side of the ball as well.

A native of Trinidad, Weston moved to Brooklyn for five months before moving to New Jersey. Weston will be a three-year starter who started at defensive tackle his first two years, but he will add offensive tackle this year.

"I am looking forward to playing offensive tackle this year, but I love playing defensive tackle and battling in the trenches," said Weston. "I like being in the center of all the action because it seems everything goes around or through us at defensive tackle."

Weston can bench 335 pounds, squats 480 and he is a starter in hoops (8 ppg and 8 rpg). Weston also participates in track in the shot (58 ) and discus (166). Weston has attended the Penn State summer camp the last couple of years, but he doesn't plan to attend any camps this summer. He went to junior days at Boston College, Rutgers and Maryland.

Weston has already been offered by 13 schools and more are sure to come.

"I don't have any leaders," said Weston. "I am looking at Florida State, Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and I have a number of schools that I am considering for the fifth spot.

"Oklahoma has a great reputation as a winner and they have been contenders for the National Championship for the last three to four years. They have a great program and I like Coach (Kevin) Wilson who is recruiting me, because he was honest with me and easy to talk to. They need defensive tackles in their program as some of the other programs do and that means something to me as well."

Weston finished last year with 114 tackles, 20 for loss, 14 sacks and five caused fumbles.

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