Diamond in the Rough: Frankie Weaver

Frankie Weaver is a class of 2024 quarterback out of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Maryland. He is 6’4.5” and weighs around 190 pounds. Frankie has a strong cannon for an arm. He has the ability to fire the ball into tight windows before defenders can even react. He also has incredible accuracy and a great touch on the deep ball. He senses pressure well in the pocket and does a great job of extending the play and reading the defense’s coverage while finding his receivers downfield. While watching his highlights, the one thing I noticed is his throw on the run accuracy. Frankie’s pocket awareness allows him to escape pressure, read the field, and make incredible throws down field with amazing accuracy. According to MaxPreps, through four games Frankie has 43 completions out 69 attempts, 625 yards, and 7 touchdowns. He currently has 3.88 GPA and is an Academic All-American.

A few weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to speak with Frankie’s head coach, Andy Stefanelli. Coach Stefanelli said, “Frankie Weaver, our quarterback. He’s a high level guy and made some huge strides since last year. He is reading coverages better, he’s got a cannon for an arm, he’s becoming more mobile as he is kind of growing into his 6’4 frame”. 

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When did you start playing football?

 I started playing at 6 always a QB 

What is your biggest strength as a player?

I think my biggest strength is my composure when handling tough things 

What is your personal goal for this season?

Personal goal of mine is to throw 25 TDs 

Is there anything specifically that worked on this offseason/summer? 

I worked on gaining weight and getting through my progressions cleanly 

Do you play any other sports?

I used to play basketball and baseball but now I mostly play golf and football 

Can you talk about the leadership aspect that comes with being a quarterback?

The leadership is a huge part of playing qb, everyone looks to you to be a leader whether you want to be or not. I feel as if you play Qb you need to learn to be a strong leader. 

Are there any current NFL or college players that you might model your game after or study their film?

I like to say I am more of a Josh Allen arm type (strong arm) and a Aaron Rodgers type of play style.

What have you learned about yourself playing football?

I have learned about the brotherhood of football and how important trust is on and off the field 

What motivates you as a player?

What motivates me is my whys, which is losing my sister to cancer at 13 and her not being able to play any sports

What separates you from the thousands of other recruits trying to play division I football?

 What separates me is not only my play and height, but my work in the classroom being an academic all american 

What is something that you would want college coaches to know about you?

I want college coaches to know that I am ready to play whenever I commit

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