Elijah Weaver sets his first visit
Entering his junior year as the go-to guy at Oldsmar Christian School, Elijah Weaver has already put his name squarely into the mix as one of the top guards in all of his 2018 class. A well-built and jumbo sized facilitator that has a great feel for the game to go along with his sturdy set of handles, the 6-foot-4 junior caught us up with his recruitment and gave insight on his first official visit date set.
During the Chick-Fil-A Classic, Weaver was nothing short of sturdy. Someone that can get wherever he wants with the basketball in his hands, the Florida native uses his quick blow-by moves to go along with his super strong physique in handling contact below the arc before then making the appropriate play thereafter.
One hold-up of Weaver’s was in the inconsistency of his jump shooting abilities but even looked like a strength of his where, during his middle contest of the event, he knocked down four of his six perimeter jumpers, where his efficiency all weekend long was superb. Toss in his vision and playmaking skills and Weaver has become a dynamic guard that will continue to make for giant headaches for opposing coaches.
Due to Weaver’s offensive punch and the opportunity to become a lockdown and versatile perimeter defender, a number of colleges have made a push for him of late. “Villanova, Notre Dame, UConn, Louisville, Wake Forest, USC, Maryland, Florida, Florida State, and Miami,” the top-50 guard stated about those he keeps in touch with, though there is a select four that has done the most work. “I probably hear and talk the most with Villanova, UConn, Florida, and Louisville.”
Villanova has been a school that has made a hard push for Weaver ever since getting involved with him a year ago, a program that the Oldsmar guard touched further on. “They’re my dream school,” Weaver said. “But, that doesn’t make me pick them over anyone else right now.”
After being watched by assistants from Villanova, Louisville, Maryland, and Wake Forest at the Chick-Fil-A Classic, the member of the Team Breakdown gave a date and locale for an upcoming trip that he will take. “I am going to take my first official visit to Louisville on January 28,” Weaver noted. “I want to take an official to Villanova and UConn and I am supposed to go up to Florida soon.”
Still just a junior, it does seem that things are on the fast track with Elijah Weaver and that his early top four schools may have the best shot at landing an early commitment out of one of the best in the backcourt from the 2018 class.