Cal might have lost Treyjohn Butler to their rivals, but they had a nice consolation prize. The California Golden Bears seem to be coming close to wrapping up their defensive recruiting class at needs like cornerback and defensive end. The latest is Evan Weaver, a Washington product who visited Cal early, kept Cal at the top of his list, and will now bleed blue and gold.
Weaver brings the type of skillset that Cal so desperately needs. Weaver is a large human being who is relentless in his one pursuit in life--attacking things that are wearing a different jersey than him. He's one of those players who is flying under the radar and could be the steal of the class.
Late to the party, but DE Evan Weaver is a hell of a get for Fred Tate. 123 tackles and almost 40 behind the line of scrimmage last season— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) August 15, 2015
"They're thinking of me as kind of a rover type, as kind of a drop-back end, an outside linebacker, middle linebacker, who can also go to the end and play with my hand in the dirt, and rush the passer," said Weaver. "Mainly, it's all going to be the same position, but it's an end that moves around."
Weaver is built to wreck opposing offensive lineman and he is only building up. Take a look at how much this man can lift and just imagine what he'll be capable of a year from now.
The Spokane (Wa.) Gonzaga Preparatory defensive end also holds offers from other major schools like Arizona, Boise State, Utah, Washington and Washington State.
Here are the rankings from the various services
- 247Sports: Three stars (85), 42nd best strongside defensive end, 10th best Washington prospect
- Rivals: Three stars (5.5), 10th best Washington prospect
- Scout: Three stars
And here are the latest highlights from Hudl.
Welcome to Cal, Evan! GO BEARS!