Life is slowly getting back to normal at Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian, located on the western edge of the state and still recovering from Hurricane Irma. Today was the first day with power at the high school after being shut down all last week, which means the boys’ basketball team is getting back to action as well.
That includes Elijah Weaver, a four-star point guard who has recently wrapped up three of his four official visits. Weaver and his six fellow seniors on the defending state champion team were scheduled to have as many as 25 different schools come through last week to watch players work out but had to cancel.
Tuesday, though, Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann and assistant coach Mike Schrage will both be there to check in on Weaver, whose official visit to Ohio State took place during the weekend of Sept. 8. Oldsmar Christian coach John Bianchi said that while he hasn’t gotten to speak with Weaver as much as he normally would due to the disruption of the hurricane, the trip was a positive one.
“The feedback from all three, him, his mom and his dad was that it was excellent in every aspect,” Bianchi told The Dispatch. “They loved every part of the visit. He was very, very happy with the visit.”
Weaver has also taken official visits to USC (Sept. 2) and Florida (Sept. 16) with a trip to his other finalist, Oklahoma State, set for this weekend.
“I know he’s liked every place he’s visited,” Bianchi said. “But I know three weekends (in a row) and now his fourth, I know his parents are exhausted so I know he is too, but I know he’s been enjoying it.”
Weaver has said he plans to announce his decision on Dec. 30, his birthday. ESPN ranks him as the No. 42 overall prospect in the country and the No. 10 point guard.