USC secures verbal commitment from 4-star 2018 guard Elijah Weaver


USC lost a 4-star recruit a week ago, but rebounded nicely on Monday by picking up another.

Guard Elijah Weaver (Oldsmar, Fla.) announced his verbal commitment to the Trojans on Twitter.

Weaver, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard from Oldsmar Christian School, is USC head coach Andy Enfield’s third top-50 commitment from the class of 2018, according to’s rankings. Weaver joins Scout top 50 (and ESPN 100) prospects Taeshon Cherry (San Diego, Calif.) and Kevin Porter (Seattle, Wash.) in the Trojans’ 2018 class.

“I just trust their coaching staff,” Weaver told’s Evan Daniels. “Their player development is second to none. They are all point guards on the staff and some that went to the league and and they can develop me.

“I just felt like USC the style was way better for me.”

The Trojans now have commits filling both guard positions and small forward, and if it weren’t for J’Raan Brooks’ retraction of his verbal commitment, they’d have four of the five positions filled with 4-star prospects. Brooks decommitted in part because of the program’s implication in an FBI bribery investigation. Enfield has quelled any worries Weaver might have about the investigation, the prospect told Scout.

“I’m trusting their program and I know they didn’t do anything crazy that will cost them sanctions or penalties,” Weaver said. “I talk to their coach all the time and he reassured me that there’s nothing serious that’s going to happen to them so that’s why I went ahead and committed.”

Including USC, Weaver had 2 total offers from Pac-12 schools, and had a total of 26 offers from major Division I schools. Cross-town rival UCLA did not extend an offer to Weaver.

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