The University of Virginia football program’s commitment blitz continues with a pledge from 6’2”, 210-pound junior West Weeks, a consensus 3-star linebacker/athlete prospect out of Oconee County High School (Watkinsville, GA).
— west.weeks (@weeks_west) May 2, 2020
Virginia now boasts 11 commitments in the class of 2021. Weeks becomes the fourth high school junior to pick the Wahoos this week and the sixth since April 21. UVA has also added Mississippi State graduate transfer Keytaon Thompson in that span.
Weeks is used in a variety of ways on Oconee County’s varsity football team, which went 13-2 last season and was the Class 4A runner-up. He sees time at wide receiver and tight end, plays outside linebacker and safety, and even returns kicks. Weeks racked up over 800 total yards and scored five touchdowns his junior campaign. One of those touchdowns – a 34-yard reception – came in the Class 4A state championship game against Blessed Trinity, which edged out the Warriors, 17-14.
Weeks was a Class AAAA first-team all-state selection at linebacker in 2019. He totaled 112 tackles including seven tackles for loss, and recorded two interceptions. Weeks is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports.com, and Rivals ranks him as the no. 29 junior in Georgia.
Weeks’ versatility and playmaking drew significant major FBS attention from all over the country. Boston College, Colorado Duke, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Washington State offered scholarships, with the Hoos coming through in October of 2019.
“First off I’d like to thank God for helping guide me through this process,” West wrote in the tweet above. In addition to his on-field accomplishments, he boasts a 3.7 core GPA. “His goodness to me is unmatched. I am very thankful for my family and all of the support that they have given me throughout this process. I’d like to especially thank Coach Noland and all my high school coaches and teammates for always pushing me everyday to become a better version of myself. I am grateful for all of the coaches that have recruited me throughout this process. With that being said I’m excited to announce that I am committed to the University of Virginia. GO HOOS!”
Virginia offered Weeks as a linebacker. Georgia has served the Cavaliers well in the linebacker department, producing Carolina Panthers undrafted free agent signee Jordan Mack, who started all four years for the Hoos, and rising sophomore Nick Jackson, who impressed as a true freshman last season. Weeks is the second Peach State product to commit to UVA in this class, joining John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA) running back Amaad Foston.
Virginia Football’s Class of 2021
– Jesiah Davis, Wide Receiver, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
– Malachi Fields, Athlete, Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
– Amaad Foston, Running Back, John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA)
– Micah Gaffney, Cornerback, Spanish Fort (AL)
– Michael Green, Linebacker, Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA)
– Langston Long, Safety/Linebacker, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
– Josh McCarron, Outside Linebacker, Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA)
– Jacob Rodriguez, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Rider (Wichita Falls, TX)
– William Simpkins III, Defensive Back, Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, MD)
– West Weeks, Linebacker, Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA)
– Jay Woolfolk, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Benedictine (Richmond, VA)