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."