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JJ Weaver will sign with Kentucky in early signing period

Weaver will soon officially be a Wildcat.

JJ Weaver

JJ Weaver put a little doubt in Kentucky fans’ minds when he visited Louisville and announced he would not sign until February.

On the surface, that seemed like a major red flag, as the early signing period begins next week, and he had previously said he would sign then. Seeing him change his mind was concerning, though Weaver and his family shot down any talk that he could flip from Kentucky.

Now, Weaver is ending any doubt that he’ll sign with Kentucky. The four-star defensive end told the Louisville Courier-Journal that he will now sign with Kentucky next week when the early signing period begins.

“I’m just going to sign in December,” Weaver said Friday afternoon. “Me and my mom and dad just talked about it today. I’m just going to sign in December and get it over with and just get focused.

“Either way I’m going to Kentucky anyway, at the end of day.”

Weaver, the nation’s 332nd-ranked player by 247 Sports, plays at Moore Traditional School in Louisville, so obviously the Cardinals were going to be a player in his recruitment. But Weaver made his decision to pick Kentucky over Louisville and other schools recently, and he’s ready to honor that commitment by putting pen to paper next week.

With this news, it appears the Kentucky Wildcats will have most, if not the entire current 2019 class signed next week. It’s already one of the best hauls Kentucky has had under Mark Stoops, and that’s thanks in large part to landing big-time in-state players like Weaver, Jared Casey and Shawnkel Knight-Goff.