MACK WEAVER DE 6'5 248 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★★247★★★Scout★★★
No. 13 Overall Player in Tennessee - Rivals.com No. 33 Weakside Defensive End in Nation - 247Sports.com
Selected Vanderbilt overTennessee, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Clemson, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Virginia and Louisville among others
[Photo Credit: Harding Academy]
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain... Three-year varsity starter, playing DE and TE... As senior helped Lions to 9-3 record, district title and second round of Division II-A playoffs... Earned All-State and Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" recognition... Contributed 66 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss on defense as senior, and added pair of TD catches on offense... Played in two postseason games, the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl and AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... As junior, registered 12 sacks among 78 tackles for 9-3 team... As sophomore starter, had 40 tackles, six sacks and three TD catches... Throws discus in track & field... Involved in mentoring and community service efforts at school.
PERSONAL Macklin Keshun Weaver... "The Mack Truck"... Son of Fay and Mack Weaver Sr... Born July 20, 1995... Mom is a nurse; dad is an accountant... Has a sister, Mekisha, who played volleyball at Jackson State... Dad played football at South Carolina State... Plays piano.
HARDING ACADEMY HEAD COACH RYAN DERRICK "Mack's combination of long arms and speed is unique for a guy his size. Mack never was helped much with stats because a lot of teams we faced would take one look his way and simply run away from him.
"He's a vocal guy in a good way. It's one of those players who can bring the team together and isn't afraid to show emotion.
"Mack is blessed with tremendous upside. He's a year younger than most (seniors) and he's going to get bigger, faster and stronger. He'll be off the charts then."