Linebacker Prospect West Weeks Reflects On Virginia Football Commitment

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In early February, West Weeks traveled to Charlottesville to take a closer look at the University of Virginia. That visit, the Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA) junior linebacker prospect recalls, sparked his interest in the Cavaliers.

“When I came up on an unofficial visit was when I knew I wanted to really start considering them,” Weeks wrote in an interview via Twitter.

The visit resonated with the 6’2”, 215-pound junior, so much so that he announced his verbal commitment to the Cavaliers on May 2. He will be the second member of his family to attend the University of Virginia – he has an aunt who is a UVA graduate.

Virginia’s combination of athletics and academics appealed to versatile prospect West Weeks. ~ Photo courtesy of Weeks’ Twitter account

“I made the decision now because I knew at the end of the day that I would be choosing UVA anyways,” said Weeks, who informed primary recruiter Shane Hunter and head coach Bronco Mendenhall of his decision the Sunday before he announced. “UVA has been my top school for a while now. I just felt like the time was right for me to commit.”

UVA extended a scholarship offer back in October of 2019. At the time Virginia was Weeks’ fourth scholarship offer, joining Boston College (first offer, under the previous Eagles staff), Appalachian State, and South Carolina. Boston College (the new staff), Colorado, Duke, Louisville, and Vanderbilt came through with scholarships in the subsequent months.

Following the Virginia visit in February, Washington State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Kansas State, and Kentucky offered the promising prospect. None matched the interest in Virginia.