Saturday, July 6, 2013
2016 Names to Watch: Messiah DeWeaver
Ht/Wt: 6'2" / 185 lbs.
Location: Trotwood Madison High School - Dayton, OH
While Michigan has not extended their first offer to a 2016 quarterback yet, an honor they would like to emphasize in the next few years, the coaches have been active surveying their options nonetheless. Among those options is Trotwood Madison signal caller Messiah DeWeaver, a 2016 prospect that has shown the big play capability necessary to compete at a high level. While it is still early in DeWeaver's recruitment, he has received interest from a couple top programs including Stanford, Tennessee, Louisville, and Michigan.
The M Block caught up with DeWeaver earlier in the week to see where he currently stands. DeWeaver immediately had some positive things to say about Michigan's staff, mentioning "They like me and look forward to seeing me progress and that I’m a good player. I’ve been invited back to the school for a visit as well. Michigan is a very nice school that fits my style of play which is pro style offense. Coach Borges coaches the way I play and the facilities are great."
When asked if he would fit in Michigan's pro-style offense, DeWeaver seemed confident in his answer, "Definitely, I feel I can make a lot of throws in tight windows and when needed I can throw a bomb down field". On top of his physical skills, DeWeaver claims he has the mental makeup to stand the grueling workload of college football: "I'm a fierce competitor and I play everything I do to win. I train to be the best I can be every day."
Deciding factors when considering a school: "First is the academics. Then if the offense fits my style. Third my relationship with the coaches and if it’s a family environment." These are all areas that have been strong suits for the Michigan staff in past recruiting cycles.
While Michigan appears to be in as good of a position as anybody with DeWeaver at this point, he was non-committal when discussing his decision timeline and if he would be interested in recruiting others in his class. "Yes, that’s something I’ve talked about but then again you never know about coaching situation, so it would just come down to me and my family deciding what’s best for me," said DeWeaver.
While the summer camping circuit is just kicking into high gear, DeWeaver has already made his way out to several notable camps including Louisville, Tennessee, Georgia, Stanford, Michigan camps in addition to NFTC and Elite 11 "campetitions". DeWeaver plans on attending the Rivals 250 Underclassman camp in Dallas, Texas tomorrow afternoon.