Klein (Texas) inside linebacker Ben Weaver will likely be one of the fastest-rising prospects as schools take the field for offseason workouts. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior did not hold a single offer in the middle of last month but that has changed recently.
Though his team is less than a week into spring ball, Weaver has already attracted quite a bit of attention. With college coaches on the road for evaluation, he has picked up a trio of offers recently.
"Air Force was my first offer about two weeks ago," Weaver said on Tuesday afternoon. "It was probably three or four days later that I got the Louisville offer. That was last week. Then Utah offered me today.
"I'd say Air Force and Louisville came as the biggest surprises just because I hadn't even been getting like any small letters or anything from them. Those were just kind of out of the blue."
A couple of other schools have been showing Weaver interest as well.
"Louisville came out to my practice yesterday," he said. "(Texas) A&M and Purdue were at practice today. Then Utah came towards the end. It was coach (Morgan) Scalley that was there from Utah, Terrell Williams for A&M and coach (Lou) Anarumo from Purdue."
Though it is still early, Weaver admits that one team currently leads.
"A&M said they only have one linebacker spot left and I was high on their board," he said. "I'm really interested in A&M. My brother goes there so I go up there all the time."
For now, the big defender is trying to line up his summer schedule.
"I'm going to go to the A&M camp, I'm sure," Weaver said. "I'll probably go to Louisville too. The schools that have offered me, I'm definitely going to take unofficial visits to and check out the campuses and see if I like them. Purdue, I've never been to their campus yet but I'm interested in all the schools that are showing me attention."