The recruiting process started late for Madison (Wis.) Memorial three-star wide receiver Jester Weah, but with less than a month until he signs his letter of intent activity is starting to pick up. He will take his next official visit of the process to Pittsburgh the weekend of Jan. 18.
"They want me and my mom to come out there for a visit and to check out a campus," Weah said of Pitt. "I believe they see me as a receiver and they have a couple spots open. Coach Rudolph said they've been talking in meetings and my name kept coming up."
The Pittsburgh staff first became aware of the 6-foot-3, 197-pound Weah when they were at Wisconsin, and have followed his recruitment since. He camped there this summer and has watched their progression as a ball club.
"They had a pretty good season for a first year coach," Weah said. "I like how they run their offense and they like to pass the ball. They have had some pretty good receivers out there and the receivers coach, Bobby Engram, is a pretty good coach who played in the pros."
Pittsburgh has not yet extended a scholarship offer to Weah, but the senior prospect is encouraged from what he has heard from assistant coach Joe Rudolph.
"He's supposed to be coming out here Tuesday before the official visit, so we'll see what happens," Weah said.
Weah said he would also consider taking an official visit to Iowa State this month if one was offered and interest from the Cyclones picked up.
"I have talked with one of the coaches on Facebook ever since July," he said. "But I haven't talked with the coaches in a couple weeks."
Colorado State was the first, and thus far only, official visit Weah has taken. Rams head coach Jim McElwain is expected to attend his basketball game next week and Weah still has fond memories of his trip to Fort Collins.
"All the coaches wives treated me like their son," Weah recalled. "If I go up there, they really are a family."
After a senior football season in which he caught 38 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns, Weah has transitioned to the basketball court and is averaging 15 point and eight rebounds a game for Madison Memorial this winter.