Weekly A Man of Few Words

WVU's most recent verbal commitment is a player of few words, but his actions on the field do plenty of talking.

Durrell Weekly, who is the Mountaineers' latest verbal commitment, has been "running past defensive backs" to catch balls in Pearl Valley's spread attack. Weekly likes the open formations the spread provides, which was one of the reasons WVU was high on his list.

"I like getting the chance to catch the ball and make plays," the polite, softspoken Mississippian told BlueGoldNews.com. "I plan to go up there with a great attitude and help out."

Weekly lists his hands as his best attribute, and his 36 receptions so far this year tend to bear that assessment out. Weekly, who will likely be an inside receiver at WVU, plans to make an official visit in December.

Weekly leads his conference in receptions but he isn't a lone target. He notes that Pearl River has eleven other very good receivers, and that it's a team effort when he goes out to play. Despite the wealth of talent, however, Weekly has been seeing more attention and double teams of late.

Long known for juco football prowess, Weekly believes that the competition in the Mississippi juco ranks is among the best in the nation.

"When I talk to friends on other teams, they all say Mississippi is the best," Weekly said. "It's definitely good competition."

Weekly is on track to graduate in December, and plans to enroll at WVU for the second semester. Thus, Weekly would be eligible for spring practice if everything goes as planned.

"I'm going to work hard up there. Coach Bird told me they would push me hard to make me the best receiver I can be. I'm looking forward to that."


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