Frankfort running back Quan Weaver surprised everybody, including his coach, when he signed with hometown Kentucky State instead of Louisville on Wednesday.
Weaver, who committed to Louisville last summer, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Frankfort's first game last August, but the Cardinals stood by their scholarship offer.
Frankfort Coach Craig Foley said Louisville was in touch just a few days ago, talking to Weaver about "grayshirting," which meant he would enroll next January.
"Everything was still good between them," Foley said.
Then came Wednesday's surprise.
In a ceremony at the high school, three Frankfort players — Dwight Tillman, Aaron Hall and Deshon Floyd — were scheduled to sign with Kentucky State, and Weaver with Louisville.
Foley said Kentucky State sent a fourth letter of intent to the school for Weaver, just in case he changed his mind.
"They told Quan, 'If it doesn't pan out (with Louisville), we'd love to have you.'"
When it came time to sign, Weaver put his signature on the Kentucky State letter.
"My jaw about hit the ground," Foley said. "It was a shock to me. I had no clue it was going to happen.
"He just said he felt more comfortable at Kentucky State."