Weaver visits A&M

After narrowing down his schools to Texas A&M and Oklahoma State, what does Waco linebacker Andrew Weaver have to say after his weekend visit to Aggieland? Is he any closer to making a decision? What did he think about Mike Sherman and staff?

The Texas A&M coaching staff held its final elite camp of the summer for 2009 and 2010 prospects, a day after the conclusion of the state 7-on-7 tournament. While almost 550 high school athletes participated in the camp, several high profile prospects made the trip to Texas A&M on Sunday for an unofficial visit.

One such athlete with a Texas A&M offer in hand who made the 1.5 hour drive down Highway 6 was Waco High School linebacker Andrew Weaver. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect came to Aggieland with his mother and sister in tow, and the family was quickly escorted up to head coach Mike Sherman's office.

"Yeah, Coach Shane (Elder) met us and took us right in to see Coach Sherman," Weaver said. "He said they wanted me and that they already have 20 commitments with only five more to give."

Weaver has listed Texas A&M high on his list along with Oklahoma State ever since he received his offer from the staff in the spring. Did the visit to College Station with his family and a meeting with Coach Sherman push him into giving his verbal pledge to the Aggies?

"I loved the visit, but I told Coach Sherman when I got there that I wanted to wait until after my senior season to end the recruiting process. He was cool with that and they didn't pressure me at all," Weaver said. "I'm still down to A&M and OSU."

Despite remaining open in the process, Weaver was especially complimentary of the A&M coaching staff and how they went about their business at the camp.

"I was most impressed with the staff and their ability to coach," Weaver said. "They know their stuff. They focus on technique and doing things the right way on every play. They coached in the NFL and know how to develop players. That's what I like most about A&M."

Weaver now hopes to spend some time in Stillwater to see Oklahoma State and hang out with some old friends from Waco. He hopes to schedule that trip later in July before he starts getting ready for the 2008 season.

"I talked to Coach Meachum (OSU asst. coach) just yesterday and he's trying to schedule me a time to come up there in a couple of weeks," Weaver said. "Parish Cox and Victor (Johnson) from Waco are both up there and they are telling me to come visit them and see the new facilities. It's supposed to be very nice."

The OSU trip will likely be his last campus visit before two-a-days start for Weaver and his Waco High teammates. He's the only returning starter on defense and he'll need to be the unit's anchor and leader if the Lions expect to be successful in 2008.

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