Signing Day: Doug Weaver

Wake Forest signed up a big-time offensive line recruit on Wednesday as Roxboro (NC) Person High School lineman Doug Weaver signed with Wake Forest.

Ht: 6-8 Wt: 297 40: 5.1
Position: OL
High School: Person HS
(Roxboro, NC)

Max Bench: 320-pounds
Squat: 450-pounds
Clean: 250-pounds

Senior Awards: All-Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, All-Conference (Three years total,) All-Area
Varsity Starter all four years

GPA: 4.143 weighted
Class rank: 15 of 375
National Honor Society member
Senior Mentor
Student Government
Wendy's Heisman Nominee
North Carolina Scholar
Person County Scholar

Parents: Doug and Tammy Weaver

On his official visit to Wake Forest
The whole weekend was great. I met a lot of good people. Pretty much everybody on the trip was committed. That weekend confirmed why my commitment was so worthwhile. The best part about Wake Forest is those people there. You can't find a reason not to like any of these people.

On Coach Jim Grobe
I'll tell you one thing. [Coach] Grobe is unbelievable. On my official, I got a chance to talk to him some more. I just want you to know he's unbelievable. He's the most humble man I ever met in my life. I said congrats on the coach of the year award and all he did was talk about the team and staff. He doesn't say he did a good job, he said he surrounded himself with great people. For somebody to get such an honor and take no credit is unbelievable. I'm so happy with my decision.

On his extracurricular activities in the community
I'm taking a community service class and also am a part of an outreach program. I go to an elementary school to help out. Every day, I go to an elementary school and coach PE with the kids. I'm doing that again next semester, not for credit but just because I love it. I never knew that the way a kid looks at you as a role model can make you feel so good. I enjoy it. It takes a lot of time so I don't have that much time for many things anymore, but it's really worth it.

On the football sled he has at his house
That thing's a hoss. I talked to a couple of coaches and they said that was a good thing to do. I push it 10-yards at a time and going 50-60 yards in a row. The thing about Roxboro is that it's so hilly. It's about 10 times harder uphill. You get done with that sled and your legs are shaking. I've always heard that if it's not hurting, you're not doing it right – and I'll tell you, it hurts.

On Doug Weaver's play over the past four years
Doug started as a ninth grader on the defensive line. His sophomore year, he made the switch to offensive tackle and he's been a leader on the offensive line. The year of defense has made him a better offensive lineman as he's used some of those tools he picked up. He's very intelligent, very smart, and plays the game very well.

Weaver's leadership qualities
He's definitely been one of our leaders. He's been a captain and has volunteered in the community. I know he goes to one of our schools here and reads to kids. He's accomplished a lot on the football field and also off of it. He's a great kid who does the right things.

On what he expects from Weaver at Wake Forest
We're a running football team and I feel that a lot of the things we do in the running game are similar to what Wake does. That'll put him ahead of a lot of the guys at the same age. He works hard in the weightroom and I think he'll contribute very early at Wake Forest.

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