Wide receiver Andrew Weatherly, who plays his football for Georgetown (Del.) Sussex Central, might be difficult to pull away from the immediate Delaware area, but it is not impossible.
The 6-foot-4, 200 pound receiver has scholarship offers from Maryland, Boston College, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Iowa, Wisconsin, Temple and Oregon. “I might have more.”
He might favor some of the schools close to his home, but he is not shutting the doors on any school. In fact, he declines to even cut his list down from the eleven schools that have offered, except Temple and Rutgers are at the bottom of his list.
“Right now all of them are kind of like open-minded,” Weatherly said. “I was just worrying about finishing strong (school) and was not worried where the teams were at. I’m not shutting it to anyone. All of them are about the same.”
At one time he had the Maryland Terrapins in the clear lead. He will be attending a summer camp there on Jun. 19. He has no others planned right now, but it is a possibility.
“I don’t know,” he said about the chances of him committing at that camp. “Probably not.”
He made it clear that he wants to make some of his official visits before making a final decision.
His mother would prefer that he stays fairly close to home, which would include all of the schools he has offers from except Iowa, Wisconsin and Oregon. However, distance is not an issue with him at all.
“I know that,” he said about the distance from home. “It is really not a factor, as long as I get to play the sport.”
What will be the deciding factor?
“I’m going to go where my family and I like.”
“I don’t know,” he said about his strong points on the football field. “A lot of people say that I’m blessed. God has given me the ability and I’m using it.”
He did mention his size and speed would make it difficult for a smaller defensive back to cover him.
As a junior, Weatherly caught 25 passes for approximately 500 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Weatherly carries a 3.0 cumulative grade point average going into his senior year of high school.
He might major in business administration in college.