6 Things You Need to Know About J.J. Weaver
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6 Things You Need to Know About J.J. Weaver

Nick Roushabout 3 years


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush



One of the state’s top players could become a Kentucky Wildcat.  J.J. Weaver will announce his decision tomorrow at 3:30. KSR will be at Louisville Moore High School for complete coverage of the announcement.  Before he makes his decision, here’s what you need to know about Weaver.

1. Kentucky’s Top-Ranked Uncommitted Prospect

This year the state of Kentucky has produced an unprecedented amount of football talent.  Eight players are considered four-star prospects by the 247 Composite Rankings. Wandale Robinson is the only one currently committed to Kentucky, but the Cats could land Weaver and Jared Casey.

Weaver is considered the state’s seventh-best prospect.  He’s a Top 25 defensive end and just outside of the Top 300.

2. An Incredible Pass-Rusher

Weaver has the perfect combination of size and athleticism.  He’s 6’6″ 240 pounds and can play with his hand in the dirt or as a stand up outside linebacker.  His power easily dominates opponents, but he moves well to track opponents downfield (or split out at wide receiver for Moore).  Whether he’s lined up against a guard or a tackle, he’s had success getting to the quarterback.

3. He Witnessed Josh Allen’s Dominance

Weaver officially visited Lexington when the Cats beat Vanderbilt 14-7.  He was treated to a special performance by the man who plays his position, Josh Allen.  The All-American had eight tackles and two sacks, including the strip sack in the final minute that secured a Kentucky victory.

Official visits provide the perfect opportunity to show off the best parts of the football program.  In Weaver’s case, it also showed him “this could be you in a few years.”

4. A Florida Native

Weaver has played high school ball in Louisville, but he grew up in Broward County.  The county that encompasses Ft. Lauderdale produces a ton of talent, including two 2019 commits, Nik Scalzo and Nik Ognenovic. His Florida roots are one reason why Miami is a finalist.

5. Kentucky has all the Momentum

Weaver’s final six featured Miami, Purdue, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Louisville and Kentucky, but earlier this week he told Larry Vaught that he’s down to the Cards and the Cats, his leader.  Ninety percent of the Crystal Ball predictions are for UK. Vince Tyra will conduct an in-home visit tonight, but after Monday’s meeting with four UK coaches, it’s going to take a lot to kick the Cats out of the driver’s seat.

6. Fingers

Weaver’s right hand has an extra appendage.  The six-fingered hand is quite the sight to behold.


A closer look:


I have so many questions: Does it help him? How does he wear gloves? Is it possible to give somebody the middle finger if you have six?

All of those questions and more will be answered when Weaver announces his college decision tomorrow afternoon.


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