There was a strong contingent of wide receivers at the Illinois NIKE Camp on Sunday. Some were heavily recruited stars, while others were trying to make their mark. One who elevated his stock was Madison (Wis.) Memorial's Jester Weah.
"I felt I did pretty good, but I could have done way better," Weah said. "This [offseason] I've just been trying to get faster, work on my 40 time and trying to put on a few pounds before the season."
At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Weah was one of the more physically impressive wide receiver prospects in attendance Sunday. He's hoping to make an impression with his size and game at several college camps this summer.
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"I am camping at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Purdue and I think Illinois," Weah said. "I also told my coach to send out my highlight video to Michigan State because I have been hearing from them the last couple weeks. They sent me some camp information, so I might camp out there, too."
Hailing from Madison, Weah obviously is familiar with Wisconsin's program, and the Badgers' coaching staff has been familiar with him since the start of his recruitment.
"They really like me and really want me to go to their camp," Weah said. "They told me when I was at their junior day that most of the players they sign get offers from attending their summer camp."
Several former Wisconsin coaches are now on head coach Paul Chryst's staff at Pitt, including offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph, who is Weah's primary contact at the school.
"The coach from Pittsburgh, I talk to him basically weekly," Weah said. "I know that they put a couple players into the pros, and I am looking forward to going out there and learning more from their campus."
Weah is just starting to get back into football shape after playing basketball this past winter. He averaged 12 points and eight rebounds a game for Memorial as a junior.