Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Rashad Weaver 2016 Commit Profile


GBMWolverine Michigan Football RecruitingPosted at 4:30am — 6/22/2015

Michigan Wolverine Recruiting: Rashad Weaver 2016 Commit Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent verbal commitment Rashad Weaver.

Well now, it appears that the satellite camp whirlwind of quick offers and commitments was not over after all. In a short time period after being offered, Rashad Weaver of Florida smartly accepted the Michigan offer and committed to the Wolverines and Coach Jim Harbaugh.

The star watchers will again moan as Michigan’s overall star rating continues to decline. Those looking for raw athletic talent may give a little “Way to go Jim” shout. Rashad is a two-star recruit, right on the cusp of shifting to a three star ranking. It would not be one bit surprising to see his ranking improve his senior season.

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Weaver is a 6’ 5” 245 pound defensive end/tight end prospect. Defensive end seems to be the obvious but not certain future destination. He may start at weak-side and transfer to strong-side end as he grows. And grow he should, it seems likely to the tune of 20-30 pounds. As will be mentioned below, he has a very long reach. In short, he does not have the stars, but he does have decent physical tools to be a success. Like all of the other “flyers” lately recruited there is a risk/reward ratio of some concern. In a typical big time Division 1 program, about one in three of this type succeed. In a well-managed and technically sound program, the rate may extend to two out of three. There certainly are no guarantees.

Besides football, there is much to like at this point in time about young Mr. Weaver. He went to the satellite camp with high intentions and obviously impressed some good football folks. Rashad is a good student and perhaps readers may wish to read his commitment comments whereby he thanks his parents, coaches, teammates, and Coach Harbaugh. His scholarship is sound.

This is a developing player, how much he develops will be seen in future times. Rashad certainly has his flaws, but he seems to get to the ball and make plays.

Rashad Weaver
Height: 6’5
Weight: 245
Number: 80
Current Position: Defensive End
Future Position: Defensive End / Tight End
City/State: Cooper City, Florida
High School: Cooper City
Head Coach: Brandon Walker
Recruiter: D.J. Durkin
Visited: Michigan satellite stop in South Florida
Committed: 6/14/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Air Force, Illinois, South Florida, Syracuse, and Temple.
40-Time: 5.23
Shuttle: 4.66
Vertical: 27.1″
Power Throw: 35′
SPARQ: 63.3
ACT: 23
GPA: Has to be good with programs like Cornell and Columbia offering.
Class: 2016 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Follow Rashad Weaver: on Twitter

24/7: 2-star.
ESPN: Not Ranked.
Rivals: 2-star.
Scout: 2-star.

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Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings:

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

We have him at high risk/high reward prospect. Six for current performance and eight for future ceiling.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

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  • Overview:

    Rashad is a high level athlete for a player of his size. He combines very good length with above average speed and as mentioned above could play either defensive end or tight end at Michigan. Rashad averages 10 rebounds a game as a power forward on the basketball team. And he is a good student with a reported 3.6 grade point average and has scored a qualifying 23 on his ACT.


    Rashad has good length and a big enough frame to add plenty of weight; he has high energy and a good motor for a player his size. Rashad shows above average get off the ball ability that allows him to quickly penetrate the offensive line. Helping this skill is an excellent slant/ angle move. His film shows an above average get off and initial speed. He takes good angles and is excellent in pursuit.

    Concerns/Needs Work:

    Rashad needs to develop more of a nasty edge to his game. He is a good enough athlete to dominate average competition. Rashad also must learn to tackle with his pads instead of sometimes lazily reaching and grabbing. Also, Rashad will need to use a punch and better use his hands to take on blockers. He also will need to not over-penetrate.

    Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

    GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year.

    Rashad Weaver reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Mike Massey — who played Tight End.

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    2016 Michigan Football Class:

    Michigan currently has seventeen recruits at this time with Erik Swenson (OL), Dele Harding (LB), Brandon Peters (QB), David Reese (FB/LB), Kingston Davis (FB/HB), Matt Falcon (RB), Michael Onwenu (OL), Kiante Enis (RB/Slot), Dytarious Johnson (LB), Chris Evans (Slot/CB), Antwaine Richardson (CB), Rashad Weaver (DE), Sean McKeon (TE), Victor Viramontes (ATH), Josh Metellus (S), Ben Bredeson (OL), and Devin Gil (S/LB).

    Final Thoughts:

    We welcome Rashad Weaver to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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