Back in early September, when many seniors were still toying with their collegiate decisions, Doug Weaver ended his recruitment prematurely with a verbal commitment to Duke. Almost six months later, Weaver hasn't wavered on his pledge, but isn't closing the door other on interested parties.
"[My commitment] is still strong, but I'm not turning anybody away," said Weaver. "I probably won't take visits, but if I get questionnaires I'll fill them out. But, I am committed, so it won't be good to take official visits [to other schools]."
In addition to his Blue Devils offer, Weaver, a 6-foot-7 290-pound offensive tackle from Roxboro (N.C.) Person, owns tenders from Maryland, Wake Forest, and N.C. State.
Weaver will keep his eyes on all of his offering schools, but won't step foot on a campus besides Duke's this off-season.
"I'll do Duke's [junior day], and then I'll do the All-American and Shrine Bowl combines, but I don't really feel comfortable going to another school when I got a commitment," said Weaver. "But, it's like my parents say, it's always good to have a backup plan incase something catastrophic occurs like in the coaching staff. It's always good to have somebody to lean back on."
In his first season on the offensive line, Weaver was named to the all-conference and all-area teams for his play at right tackle. He graded no less than 85% in each game last season.