By LARRY VAUGHT
To borrow a phrase that NASCAR uses to describe potential driver/crew movement, it’s now “crazy season” for college football.
Coaches are hustling to fill recruiting classes before the national signing period starts Wednesday. Players are flipping commitments. Louisville is pulling scholarship offers to players who had been verbally committed for over six months.
Louisville Moore defensive end J.J. Weaver gave UK a big commitment about two weeks ago. Then he took an unofficial visit to Louisville and also said he was delaying his signing.
Obviously, that upset some UK fans, especially since Western Hills’ Wandale Robinson had recently flipped from UK to Nebraska (of course, Louisville linebacker Jared Casey also flipped from Oregon to UK).
But Thursday Weaver’s mother, Stacey Sherrell, took to Twitter to set the record straight about her son’s future.
“This is JJ’s mom and please for your sake stop the madness!!! We are UK and there’s no going back, we aren’t those kind of people. We are not going to have a big announcement and then weeks later “oh i changed my mind”. No that’s not what we do!!! KILL IT!” Sherrell posted on Twitter.
A day earlier her son tried to convey the same message to UK fans.
“Check my bio, I’m not going nowhere BBN I’m 110% committed,” Weaver tweeted.
He’s told several people he visited Louisville only as a favor to Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra, but that didn’t stop him from taking heat from some UK fans on social media. One fan tweeted, “I hope the young man is watching all this crap UK fans are saying. I couldn’t imagine being a kid and seeing grown ass people slam me for trying to find the right school to attend. UK fans are the absolute worst!”
Weaver replied that he had been “watching” social media but was not letting it change his mind about UK.
“ I’m happy it’s finally over and time to get to busy,” Weaver tweeted about recruiting.