Running back/cornerback Diamond Weaver (5-11, 185, 4.4) Sacramento, Calif., is leaving the Golden State and will finish his high school career in the state of Alabama.
Weaver will play his senior season at Mobile (Ala.) Davidson.
“I have family down here and I wanted to perform in front of SEC schools,” Weaver said. “I am hoping to be recruited by the SEC.”
“I’m already penciled in as a starter,” Weaver said. “I ran the forty in 4.4.”
Davidson high is getting a diamond in the rough. He didn’t even play football until 2003. That’s right Weaver has only played one year of organized football.
In Weaver’s maiden season on the gridiron he rushed for approximately 1,000 yards and scored 12 touchdowns for a team that wasn’t very good. He was selected all-league for his efforts.
Sacramento football coach Norman Miller (who played for the Washington Redskins) saw Weaver running laps with the basketball team while they were doing their conditioning drills.
“Coach Miller told me I have the body and the running form to be a running back,” Weaver said. “So I decided to try football and it became the best thing I ever did.”
In an earlier interview with Sacramento coach Norman Miller said, “Diamond is like his first name. He's a diamond. Once he gets polished, he's going to go far.”
“Diamond is a natural,” Miller said. “Ever since he put the football in his hands, he's done great things.”
Weaver is ready to take Dixie by storm and is very fired up about finishing his high school career in Alabama.