Being patient is one of Otis Weah’s best qualities as a running back. It’s also serving him well during his college recruitment. Weah received a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference offer from Bemidji State this spring, which is his lone offer…
Being patient is one of Otis Weah’s best qualities as a running back.
It’s also serving him well during his college recruitment.
Weah received a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference offer from Bemidji State this spring, which is his lone offer to date. He's attended camps at North Dakota State, South Dakota State and North Dakota, but is still waiting for another program to extend a scholarship offer.
“I’ve heard the most from Bemidji State, Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota,” Weah said via email.
Weah said he wants to major in either biology or a medicine-related field to eventually become an athletic trainer. He said he’s mainly interested in larger, public colleges and universities that have a strong football tradition.
The Moorhead running back averaged more than six yards per carry last season, with 10 touchdowns. He earned All-North Central District honors and helped the Spuds win five of their final eight games, and nearly upset top-seeded Alexandria in the Section 8AAAAA tournament.
“I like to make guys work when I get into the second level,” said Weah about his strengths as a ball carrier.
Moorhead coach Kevin Feeney praised Weah’s explosiveness in all three phases of the game. He also said Weah’s drive to improve – mentally and physically – is something that’s impressed him since he first entered high school.
“Otis is ready for a breakout senior year,” said Feeney via email. “He runs angry and has the ability to be one of the most explosive players each and every Friday night.”
As far as his senior season is concerned, Weah is thinking big.
Leading his team to state, while becoming a Mr. Football nominee, are two of the 175-pounder’s goals for 2017. He also wants to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Weah, who's ranked No. 39 in NFN's newest Class of 2018 rankings, said he’s been working to improve his lateral burst and his overall speed.
He also runs track for the Spuds and qualified for the state tournament in the 100 meter with a personal-best 11.35 second split.
Away from the field or track, Weah said he enjoys playing video games along with rapping and song writing.
Feeney said Weah’s positive attitude and constant energy are unmatched in the Spuds program.
“He has an infectious smile and genuine positive outlook on life,” Feeney said. “He goes 100 miles an hour in everything he does. His leadership is going to be vital for the success of our program, his legacy needs to be one of hard work, dedication, and passion, and pass that along for the athletes coming through the ranks.”