There is sleeper from Sacramento, Calif., who is has been flying under the radar due to only playing the game for one season and playing for a team that wasn’t that good a year ago. Even so this neophyte was impressive enough to garner D-I looks.
Keep your eyes on running back Diamond Weaver (5-11, 185, 4.4) from Sacramento, Calif.
Diamond is a diamond in the rough. He didn’t even play football until last season. That’s right Weaver has only played one year of organized football.
According to Weaver, his football coach Norman Miller played for the Washington Redskins and Miller 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.”
Weaver still plays some hoops, but he has been getting busy in the weight room he now benches 250 pounds and squats 300. Weaver told Rivals.com that he has a 40-inch vertical.
“I dunk on a lot of people,” Weaver said.
For Weaver’s talents on the gridiron he rushed for approximately 1,000 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He was selected all-league for his efforts.
According to Weaver USC, UCLA, Fresno State, San Diego State and Texas Southern have sent him letters.
“Diamond is like his first name,” Sacramento head coach Norman Miller said. “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.”