For the first time since he verbally committed on May 2, University of Virginia football class of 2021 linebacker commitment West Weeks was back on Grounds for a visit. Last week’s experience wasn’t quite like the one he had in early February, when he could interact with coaches, but it was still a good one.
With a Recruiting Dead Period in place, face-to-face contact with Virginia football coaches was prohibited on this visit. The Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA) rising senior standout found another way to communicate with Cavalier staff.
“The coaches FaceTimed us a lot on the trip, just telling us places we should go check out and all that,” recalled Weeks.
“I really just wanted to get up and see the guys that I’m going to be with for the next few years and start developing those relationships,” Weeks said of why he wanted to make the visit during a Dead Period. He was joined in Charlottesville by fellow Cavalier class of 2021 commits Jesiah Davis, Malachi Fields, Michael Green, Hugh Laughlin, Langston Long, Josh McCarron, Aidan Ryan and Jonas Sanker.
What are the consensus 3-star prospect’s thoughts on Virginia following this latest experience?
“I love it and I love the guys up there,” Weeks answered. “They are all really good guys and really good football players.”
Weeks’ commitment to the Cavaliers remains solid. However, he did not rule out a potential visit at some point to Stanford, which extended a scholarship offer on June 8. How might a Stanford visit impact Weeks’ verbal to the Hoos?
“If I did end up taking that visit it wouldn’t have any impact on my UVA decision,” Weeks said. “It would just be a great opportunity to see a part of the country that I’ve never seen.”
For now, Oconee County’s varsity football team is still set to play a full schedule this fall beginning September 4. Weeks, who is being recruited by UVA as a Mike linebacker, earned Class 4A first-team all-state honors at linebacker last season as a junior, when he helped the Warriors to a 14-1 season that included a runner-up finish in the Class 4A state playoffs (OCHS...
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