July 27, 2017
By: Julius Kim
Known for his mature and patient game, Team Breakdown guard Elijah Weaver currently has three official visits setup to USC, Ohio State, and Florida. The class of 2018 four-star prospect goes in-depth about each program and others that are making him a priority.
The new staff at Ohio State had been recruiting Weaver since they were at Butler and the 6-foot-5 point guard seems very excited to check out the Buckeyes and their campus as he will visit them on September 9th.
“Ohio State, we had a good connection; they recruited me at Butler. It started at Butler and when they moved schools, they said it’d be a better opportunity and nicer campus but our relationship has been good; they talk to me everyday. We call everyday and we just talk about everything besides basketball so I feel like our connection is good. They told me to come to their school; just because it’s a big school they want me to see it and they want me to run the show there. So if I go there and I like it enough, I’ll probably commit, maybe, but I just wanna go see the school and see how I feel about it.”
The Gators will have the Oldsmar Christian product on their campus on September 16th and he speaks on what their message has been to him.
“Same thing, they want me to come in and run the show. I’ve been there a few times and I’ve been in their new arena so I like their new arena a lot. The fans love me on Twitter; I get a lot of love from them but yeah, our connection has been good. They offered me when I was a tenth grader when they first seen me ever when I was playing against Eric Hester and from that point on, our relationship has been really tight.”
With the Villanova Wildcats already recruiting other guards, Weaver doesn’t seem bothered by that at all.
“He’s (Jay Wright) obviously recruiting more guards like Jahvon Quinerly and some other guards that have committed like Brandon Slater, you know, Cole Swider. He said we would all come in and play a four-guard set. We would just be fast, we all know how to play basketball, IQ is great so it’ll just be a lot of fun playing with those guys and he just preaches the same thing. I would just come in and run the show along with some other point guards and we would all learn how to play off the ball as well as on the ball.”
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Weaver have a really strong connection because of Team Breakdown.
“Oh, those are former Breakdown guys. They played with Breakdown, my AAU team when they were coming up so our connection is great. We always laugh and joke about the old days and how they think that they’re team was better than my team now. So it just goes to show that our connection is close. We always talk and we have a great conversation and relationship every time we do talk.”
Weaver wants to take a visit to Arizona as he talk about what their plans are for him when he comes in.
“Sean Miller, he came watched me play at the Elite 32 and he said I played very well there and he wants me to come in and run his program too along with Brandon Williams and perhaps if Jahvon (Quinerly) goes there, me and Jahvon have that same offer in common that we would all just play along side each other and hopefully get to our ultimate goal in that program which is to win.”
USC is another program that is in need of a point guard as Weaver also stated that he would like to take a visit there. He has an official visit set to visit the Trojans on September 2nd.
“They definitely need my position. Coach (Chris) Capko has been recruiting me since he was at FIU; before he got the new job at USC and he was always preaching that he loved my game and he wanted me to come in and run the show wherever he’s at. He’s not the head coach but he said he would make sure I would get minutes and that I’m a big part of his program.”