It’s no secret that Michigan recently emerged as one of the favorites in the recruitment of Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber. After all, he has sad as much in numerous interviews. He also expressed that in much greater depth to his dad. The catalyst for this rediscovered affinity for the Wolverines is new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
“Coach Nussmeier is a good guy,” Weber’s father told GoBlueWolverine. “He is really funny. We talked about basic stuff… local teams and where I was from… things like that. Michigan hiring him was really big. It was huge. It is a good look for them to get back to running the football downhill. That’s how I grew up… get physical and push the pile. I teach my sons to be physical, so I like that they are getting back to that style.”
Nussmeier was able to paint a vivid picture of what his offense will look like and how Weber would fit into it during a special film session.
“Coach talked to Mike a lot about football, backs, angles, blocking and the type of scheme they will be running,” Mr. Weber stated. “The part that he enjoyed was when they would show Mike and then show a running back from Michigan that went to the NFL. They showed screens and power sweeps we both really enjoyed the way they set that part up.”
That appreciation for the offensive direction has played a major role in Michigan’s ascent up Weber’s ladder of consideration, but so too has his burgeoning connection with the staff in Ann Arbor. Nussmeier is clearly the point man in building that bond, but his Maize & Blue colleagues are following suit.
“Mike likes Michigan and the attention they are showing him,” Mr. Weber stated. “Coach Chris Singletary and Mike are really building a relationship together.”
“He will enjoy the process and take his time with it,” said Mr. Weber.
“I am looking for a place where Mike can be comfortable and where it is the right fit for him. I just want him around people that have his best interest at heart.”