Kade Weston is yet another top player in a strong group of 2005 recruits from the state of New Jersey. The 6-6, 312 pound Red Bank star defensive tackle finished with 114 tackles with 14 sacks and 12 tackles-for-loss, earning all-county, all-shore, all-division, and all-state Group III honors. Though is size and strength stand out, Weston feels “coming off the ball is what I do best.”
Having played only on defense throughout high school, he will play both sides as a senior. It is a move Kade welcomes, as he feels it will make him a better player.
“I’ve been strictly on defense but next year I’m going to probably play [offensive] tackle also,” Weston said. “I think it will help me on defense. I’ll know what offensive linemen are trying to do and I’ll know how to react to it on defense.”
On the next level, Division I-A programs want Weston to play his favorite position – defensive tackle. Virginia and Virginia Tech, both of whom have offered official scholarships, like him on the defensive line. UVa would like to move him around the defensive line while Tech sees him strictly as a defensive tackle.
“Virginia is recruiting my as a defensive lineman,” Weston said. “They said for a guy with my size that I can play anywhere on the defensive line for them [in the 3-4 defense]. We are actually going to play a 3-4 next year. Virginia Tech wants me as a defensive tackle.”
In addition to offers from UVa and Virginia Tech, Weston holds offers from programs such as Miami (verbal offer), Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma, Pitt, Penn State, Maryland, Boston College, Rutgers, and Syracuse. He has 21 offers in total.
Throughout the summer, Weston will be focusing on narrowing his list of schools to ten.
“During the summer I’m going to cut down to ten schools,” Weston said. “I’m not sure when I’ll have it. I will just be cutting down as the summer goes on.”
Weston has already made several unofficial visits this summer, including to Penn State, Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College, and Syracuse. He says he does have any more visits planned for the summer.
“I have taken some unofficial visits this summer,” Weston said. “Penn State was the last place. It was good. They had nice facilities. The stadium and the locker rooms in the stadium are nice. It was a good place.
“Before then I had visited Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College, and Syracuse. I liked Maryland. Everything was great there. They have...
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