Just because a player signs and enrolls at Ohio State does not mean he is a part of the football team. Since Urban Meyer's arrival, black stripes have been placed on the helmets incoming freshmen. They aren't removed until that freshman proves his worth.
Today, running back Mike Weber became the second member of the freshman "Elite '15" class to lose his black stripe. You'll remember Mike Weber's recruitment was perhaps the most intriguing of any member of the 2015 class. All the drama behind him, the Detroit native is now an "official" member of the Ohio State football team.
Congrats to RB Mike Weber for getting his stripe off after today's scrimmage!— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 15, 2015
Here is a video of the black stripe removal via the official Ohio State Football instagram:
Congrats to Mike Weber on the accomplishment.
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