Weaver Coming to Syracuse

Unfortunately, Hofstra had to shut down their football program, a sign of the rough financial times this country is having, but some of the players in the program will have some better athletic opportunities because of the closing and one of them is Aaron Weaver who has officially transferred to Syracuse.

SyracuseFan.com talked to former Hofstra wide receiver Aaron Weaver on Sunday afternoon and confirmed that the 6-foot-2, 215-pound playmaker is officially now a part of the Syracuse program and will compete for a starting spot this year.

"I'm going to be transferring into Syracuse from Hofstra and that was made official on Thursday night," Weaver said. "Coach Doug Marrone and Coach Anselmo came to speak with me and my family on Tuesday night and went over everything with me on how to get the transfer done."

Weaver will be coming to Syracuse as a senior and will be in for spring ball.

"They said I will definitely come in and play, but it's up to me to come in and earn the starting position which I'm definitely ready to do," Weaver explained. "Making plays is something that I'm good at and I really have great passion for the game, especially in big games. Playing in the Carrier Dome as opposed to at Hofstra in front of 5,000 fans is definitely going push my game up a notch and I'm ready to come down and help them out and really take it to the next level. I think my experience at the position is definitely going to help out and I've also learned from one of the best coaches in my wide receiver coach at Hofstra in terms of route-running and the specifics of the position."

"I got a few calls from some other schools and it really came down to Temple and Syracuse," Weaver added. "I visited Temple and haven't visited Syracuse, but I had been at Syracuse in high school and want to finish my career in New York and play in the Big East.

Weaver had a combined 135 receptions, 1416 yards and eight touchdowns over his sophomore and junior years. He also had two rushing touchdowns and returned 25 kickoffs for 642 yards, a 25.68-yard average.

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