Pitt offers to Upper Merion OT Dave Weber

Looking for an offensive tackle that can really protect a quarterback's blindside? If so, then David Weber from King of Prussia (PA) Upper Merion is definitely the man for the job.<br><br> Coach Harris offered David a full scholarship during this weekend's Junior Day visit. David was extremely impressed with the Panthers and was very excited about his visit.<br><br><i>(Stat and achievement sheet included in article)</i>

"I have given up only one sack in the past two seasons," Weber, who was selected to first team all-state as a junior, said. "I didn't allow a single sack my entire junior season. I had a lot of pancake blocks also."

College coaches are starting to take notice of the big 6-foot-4, 315-pound lineman's talent. Besides Pittsburgh, he has also been offered by Syracuse already. "I was at Pittsburgh's scrimmage this last weekend, " he said. "They call it Blue Chip Day. The coaches were real nice and I liked the town a lot. After the scrimmage, I talked with Coach Walt Harris. He offered me a scholarship and told me that I looked like a tough kid."

Weber, who is a solid student carrying a 3.5 grade point average in the classroom, will also visit his childhood favorite Penn State and Rutgers.

He is in no rush to make a decision but admitted that Penn State probably was the team to beat if the school offers him.

Weber will attend the Penn State team football camp this summer.

Dave Peters



David Thomas Weber

D.O.B. 6/23/86

6'4" 309 lbs, Junior O/D Tackle


2002 - Junior Awards (2-way starter)

  • National Recruiting Magazine: High School Sports / The Sporting News Magazine – Named to the Top 100 Juniors to watch in the Country for Class of 2004. (Listed among Top 10 Lineman in USA)
  • 1st Team All-State Offense Pennsylvania Football News Class 3AAA (Coaches Poll)
  • 1st Team All Southeastern Pennsylvania Football Team (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • 1st Team All Area Offensive Team ( Times Herald)
  • 1st Team Offense All Suburban One Freedom Division (League)
  • 1st Team Defense All Suburban One Freedom Division (League)
  • 2nd Team All Area Football Team Philadelphia Daily News (New Jersey/ Pennsylvania )
  • G&W Recruiting (Phil Grosz report) - Preseason All-American. Ranked #1 Offensive Tackle in Pa. & Ranked nationally among top 100 prospects for 2003

2001 – Sophomore Awards (2-way varsity starter)

  • All State Honorable Mention Pennsylvania Football News (Coaches Poll)
  • 2nd Team Defense Tackle All Suburban One Freedom Division (League)
  • 2nd Team Offense Tackle All Suburban One Freedom Division (League)
  • 2nd Team Offense Tackle All Area (Philadelphia Inquirer)


  • 3.5 GPA
  • Extremely powerful and agile 2-way lineman that is being recruited by almost every major D1
  • Attended Penn State University Football camp 2001, 2002. Will attend 2003 camp
  • Invited to attend camps at Colorado, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Wisconsin, Ohio State, -Princeton
  • Invited to participate in the U.S. Army All Star Combine in San Antonio TX – Top 200 Juniors
  • Recipient of the prestigious Sen Tilgham Citizenship Award for community efforts
  • Team Captain CYO Pennsylvania All Star Blue – Gold game
  • Awarded MDP-CYO "Fred Chesky" Football Top Player Award
  • Starting power forward on High School basketball team
  • Narberth Pa, Summer Basketball League All-Star 2000, 2001, 2002

Colleges showing high interest:

Penn State, Nebraska, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Boston College, North Carolina, Michigan State, Harvard, Notre Dame, Maryland, Duke, Stanford, Washington St, Virginia, Connecticut, Rutgers Georgia Tech, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Northeastern, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Lebanon Valley, Kent State, LaSalle, Villanova, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania



Syracuse; Pittsburgh

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