One of the top defensive players this program has seen in many years has announced he will be returning for his senior year. Louisville’s own (Moore Traditional High School) JJ Weaver released a social media post on Sunday afternoon declaring his return to play for Brad White again.
“I’m back,” said the simply put graphic.
What this means for Kentucky is that they are returning more than just a starter. They are returning a team captain, an outside linebacker who owned 47 tackles (27 solo) last season and a veteran of a player, who already understands the elite defensive scheme ran by coach White, who is looking to double-down and do it again for another calendar year.
There were minor rumors that JJ Weaver could transfer to Louisville this offseason, but with a little logic put behind that thought (I understand that Cardinals fan might not be able to do that), it makes sense how that never came to fruition. It honestly would make no sense to have that career move, but rumors are rumors for a reason.
There was also worries that he could enter his name into the 2023 NFL Draft, which is the more likely case of the two, but thankfully he decided to remain in Lexington and use his talents in the college football world for another go-around.
While that is all said and over with, he is officially still a Wildcat and is back for another season. Celebrate this announcement because it sure is a big one.