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Houston area LB is one to watch

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Once spring practice begins for high schools late this month or in early May, quite a few prospects from the state of Texas will go from somewhat unknown names to holding multiple offers. One candidate to do so this year is Klein linebacker Ben Weaver.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound junior helped the Bearcats to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs this past season, earning first-team all-district honors along the way. Weaver has already started to gain interest from several college programs and could be close to offer No. 1.
"I'm getting a lot of stuff from Tulsa," Weaver said. "I'm also hearing from Iowa State and San Diego State as well as Texas Tech and SMU a little bit.
"I think UTSA is thinking about offering. They might offer me soon. Tulsa might offer me too. I went down to their junior day a few weeks ago and they seemed really interested."
Weaver has kept in frequent contact with some of the schools currently recruiting him.
"I haven't had a chance to talk to any coaches on the phone just yet," he said. "I've talked to a few through email. I talk to Tech and Tulsa through email. I'm talking to the recruiter, Van Malone, for Tulsa. I can't remember the guy's name from Tech right now but he came by my school as well."
Weaver has had a chance to check out a couple of college campuses thus far and could make more trips over the summer.
"I went to (Texas) A&M for a junior day after our season last semester," he said. "So far A&M and Tulsa are the only junior days I've been to right now. I'm getting a lot of coaches that want me at their camps. Iowa State and San Diego State are trying to get me to their camps the most. Kansas State is too."
Though it is still early in the recruiting process, the big inside linebacker prospect admits that a couple of schools stand out to him at the moment.
"A&M is one of the biggest schools I want to look at me," Weaver said. "Tulsa, I really liked their campus and stuff. Those would probably be my top two right now. With Tulsa, I'd kind of like to go to a bigger school but I really did like it there."
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