The struggling UTSA offense received their first positive bit of news in months as local quarterback Jordan “JoJo” weeks announced his commitment to join the Roadrunners in their 2018 recruiting class. A 6’4”, 220 pound pro-style quarterback from Wimberly, Texas, Weeks recently decommitted from Texas State as a baseball recruit before signing on with the Roadrunners. As first reported by Javi Cardenas of BirdsUp.com, Weeks is the 19th player to commit to join the program in this recruiting class.
While Weeks enjoyed opportunities to play baseball at the next level after competing with an elite select baseball team this summer, UTSA was the first and only school to extend a scholarship offer for his football abilities. Very much a late-bloomer, Weeks blew onto the recruiting scene in his senior season as he’s currently leading his Wimberly High Texans into the Texas UIL 4A semi-finals with a 13-1 record.
Weeks’ production has been insane this season, as he’s completed 66% of his passes for 4,099 yards while tossing 49 touchdowns to just one interception. Weeks also carried the ball 40 times for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Wimberly will face their biggest challenge of the season as they face West Orange-Stark’s vaunted and undefeated defense on Friday in Katy, Texas. There’s no doubt many collegiate programs will have their eye on Weeks as he squares off against one of the best defenses in the nation.
Aside from his gaudy passing numbers, Weeks flashes a really big arm on film and makes incredibly challenging throws look quite easy for him. He routinely hits on deep out routes and does a great job of locating the ball away from the defender on contested plays. Weeks has the strength to zip the ball to his receivers downfield even when he’s forced to throw off of his back foot while rolling out of the passing pocket.
These on-field video clips from Wimberley’s (navy uniforms) playoff game against Cuero last week will give you a good idea of Weeks’ passing accuracy.
Most importantly, Weeks has terrific field vision and seems to always find the open receiver as the defense breaks down. While Weeks can move around the pocket, he looks very comfortable standing tall under pressure and giving his intended receiver time to break away from coverage.
With the state of Texas having a pretty notable down year for quarterback talent (a one year starter just committed to Ohio State), Weeks appears to be a really nice hidden gem for UTSA. It’s a little bit difficult to fully evaluate Weeks as there is remaining uncertainty of what the offense Weeks will be asked to run in college will look like as UTSA continues to interview offensive coordinator candidates. Weeks will be able to make his commitment official as soon as Wednesday, December 20th as the inaugural early signing period for college football begins.