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USC Lands 2018 Four-Star Guard Elijah Weaver

Elijah Weaver USC Photo | Twitter @___ewr

Elijah Weaver, the 6-foot-4 point guard from Oldsmar Christian (FL) High School, announced his commitment to USC on Monday via Twitter. He spoke with D1VISION on Monday about his commitment.

“It came down to the family environment, playing time as a freshman of course, and just playing through mistakes,” said Weaver. “Player development was also a factor.”

According to 247Sports, Weaver is ranked as the No. 35 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 7 player from the state of Florida. He joins Taeshon Cherry and Kevin Porter Jr. as the third commit in the Trojans’ 2018 class. His commitment comes less than two weeks after J’Raan Brooks de-committed from USC.  Brooks spoke with D1VISION last week about the schools to reach out since his de-commitment.

Weaver, who named his final four in August, chose USC over Florida, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State. He took his USC visit last month (Sept. 2). In addition to his USC visit, Weaver also took official visits to Louisville (Jan. 28), Ohio State (Sept. 9), Florida (Sept. 16), and Oklahoma State (Sept. 22). He spoke Monday about his USC official visit.

“What appealed to me most on my visit was how the players and staff interacted with each other and how everyone on campus just wants to help players succeed,” he said. “They told me I’d have a big role coming in as a freshman. They need a big-time player to step in and play.”

Playing with Team Breakdown on the UAA Association this past summer, Weaver averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game in 15 games played. Team Breakdown finished with a 12-3 record on the UAA Circuit. Weaver made it clear that his game will translate well to the college game.

“I think I will fit in very well,” said Weaver. The playing style is fast and up-tempo and my style of basketball is free-flowing with high intensity.”

Although it’s only October, Weaver is ready to make a big impact for the Trojans next fall, as he said, “I’m just excited to get there and finally play for Coach [Andy] Enfield to just learn and develop.”

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