The West Virginia coaching staff has been diligently offering offensive tackle recruits recently and that continued Friday when offensive line coach Matt Moore offered Sullivan Weidman out of Massachusetts.
Weidman (6-foot-6, 300 pounds) is a three-star rated tackle from the Dexter School in Brookline, MA. He told WVSN that he was not really expecting an offer from WVU.
“This kind of came out of the blue,” Weidman said.
Weidman’s recruiting has taken off since the Spring, picking up offers from Syracuse, Virginia, Pitt, Boston College, Cuke, Buffalo, Arizona State, Rutgers, Indiana, Temple and now WVU.
“My high school football coach has been really, really diligent,” Weidman said. “He’s been contacting a lot of schools, sending my phone [number] to a lot of schools so he’s definitely helped. I think he didn’t really expect this to pick up this much either.”
Weidman said he is looking for a school that will provide an “elite football experience” and one that will also prepare him for life after football. He said he’s hoping the NCAA in-person recruiting period will end soon so that he can start visiting some of these schools.
“A virtual visit isn’t the same,” Weidman said. He has already taken virtual visits with Rutgers, Michigan and Notre Dame.
What Weidman’s decision will ultimately come down to will be his comfort with the program and the coaches there.
“It’s more about where I’m going to feel most comfortable, so if I feel most comfortable with Coach Moore…or any of the other coaches for that matter, then I’m going to make a decision based on that.”