Cass Tech 2015 RB Mike Weber Talks Buckeyes and Recruiting

By Jeremy Birmingham on April 7, 2014 at 11:00a
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One of the region's most interesting recruiting battles could be that of 2015 running back Mike Weber. A strong, lightning quick and versatile 5-foot-10, 205-pound wrecking ball, Weber has offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Tennessee and others.

At one time a player who considered committing early in the process, Weber has decided no decision will come until January, but he's essentially narrowed down his recruitment to five final schools, which means the next 10 months will provide ample opportunities for each of those schools to impress him.

This past weekend he was back at Ohio State with a handful of his Cass Tech teammates, including Ohio State's 2014 signee Damon Webb. A consensus four-star talent, Weber has been to Ohio State a number of times but said this experience was different primarily because it coincided with Ohio State's "Student Appreciation Day."

"It was great, I had a lot of fun," Weber said of the trip to Columbus. "The environment really stood out (this trip,) all the students were there showing love and I got to meet a lot of them. I also got to meet some coaches I hadn't met before."

As he usually does when he's at Ohio State, Weber spent much of his time with Stan Drayton, the Buckeyes' running backs coach.

"I spent most of my time with Coach Drayton," he said of the one-on-one time. "He is a cool guy."

Weber has been all-around the region in the last two months. He says that Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin are the five schools that he has the most interest in, and he's been to each of those places in recent weeks. With a number of teammates in East Lansing and Ann Arbor, can Ohio State count on Webb to help sway Weber to Columbus?

"(Webb) doesn't pressure about Ohio State," Weber said of his teammate's approach. "Of course, he wants me to go down there and play at Ohio State with him."

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osuisnumber1's picture

Looks a lot like Hyde, Low center of gravity. He would be a nice addition.

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bodast67's picture

Be very subtle Damon, but please work your magic and get Mike to sign with the good guys !

 

 

 

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vball10set's picture

To hell with sublety, get his butt to Cbus, Damon!!! ;)

 

OSUlewis's picture

If all goes according to plan (unlikely) we will sign Harris and one other RB. Who would you rather have between Weber and Scott?

We'reStretchingandYou'reaKicker's picture

Just from an initial take, Weber seems to play slightly with slightly more attitude, and his vision is incredible. Scott was playing downhill as well, and seemed to favor the spin move.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Momma Webb needs to have a "Sit Down Convo" with Momma Weber.

Birms I love the wrecking ball reference

NuttyBuckeye's picture

I have seen this young man play, and I can say that he is quick.  Would be a nice pickup, but how many RB's will we take in this class?  Will this be a matter of holding out for who the Buckeyes want, or will they take the first two to commit?

 

 

 

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45OH4IO's picture

The three best RB schools I see in that top 5 are OSU, MSU and Wisky. UT has the SEC appeal if he's into that sort of thing. You don't want to go to the University of Underdevelopment (UM), especially at the RB position. I guess they could pitch early playing time to him...

DC-town's picture

Yeah our depth chart is pretty stacked at rb..that's not taking into account our pivot players- Wilson would be a jr, Samuel a sophomore, with ball and brionte still having a year or two of eligibility when weber gets on campus 

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

I love that we have our hand in the Cass Tech cookie jar.

Agree with the Hyde type build on this kid.  Perhaps, our staff has grown keen to keeping a bulldozer power back in the stable.  I suppose that decision is simplified when they are apparently lightning quick as well.

 

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Barnsey69's picture

Yeah, that's gotta rub on Hoke and Dantonio. Be like if they were consistently pulling kids out of Glenville.

Looks like a player to me.

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M Man's picture

Pierre Woods, Frank Clark, Willie Henry.

 

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rdubs's picture

How many of those players were offered by OSU?

Horvath22's picture

I'd like to see him play this fall. I used to ref in the Detroit PSL back in the  day. Did a number of Cass Tech games. One thing about Cass Tech recruits. Unless there has been a dramatic change, Cass Tech was an elite academic school open to students from any area of Detroit, but with high entrance requirements, so there should be no problem qualifying for OSU, or staying eligible.

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rdubs's picture

What's interesting about this visit is that all of those Cass Tech boys skipped the UM spring game to visit.  I realize they likely won't make the OSU spring game either, but just an interesting choice on their part.