National champion quarterback signs with Old Dominion football for 2019 season

Posted at 8:13 AM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 14:55:03-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — Former Michigan State quarterback and Junior College national champion Messiah deWeaver will be playing for Old Dominion next season on the gridiron.

The announcement to play for the Monarchs was made on deWeaver’s Twitter account, where he thanked East Mississippi Junior College. He had been attending there, and recently won the Junior College National Championship with the team.

According to 247Sports, deWeaver is the third highest ranked player available at the JUCO level.

“We are excited to add Messiah deWeaver to a strong 2019 mid-year recruiting class. Messiah led EMJC to the national championship this past year playing against some of the best teams in the country,” ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder said. “He has good leadership skills, a high completion percentage, and he knows how to protect the football. With Blake LaRussa moving on we felt it was important to add another QB to this class. We anticipate tremendous competition for the starting QB spot in 2019.”

deWeaver was a top recruit when he went on to play for the Spartans, where he redshirted his Freshman season. He never threw a pass for MSU.

deWeaver is from Dayton, Ohio, and attended Wayne High School. He was a backup quarterback at Michigan State University for two seasons. In his last season, he competed in only two games for the Spartans.

East Mississippi has deWeaver listed at 6-5, 230 pounds. Along with a JUCO National Championship, the team went undefeated under his performance.

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