Weber Building Relationship with Malzone

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2015 RB Mike Weber talks about The Opening, his conversation with U-M QB commit Alex Malzone, his thoughts on Michigan and more.

DETROIT -- Mike Weber earned his invite to The Opening earlier this month. Now with the prestigious event just a week away, the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech standout says he is going out to Beaverton, Ore. to prove that he is the best of the best.

"Really, my mindset is that I am the best," Weber said. "That's the mindset you're supposed to have. So when I go out there and I see guys running harder than me, it's going to push me harder to go better than them."

Rated a four-star prospect, Weber admits it's been his goal to earn an Opening invite since his freshman year at Cass.

"It's a goal that I had set back when I was a freshman, because I saw [former teammates] Terry Richardson, Jourdan Lewis and Delano Hill, and all them guys go," Weber said. "I knew it was a big camp. It's just a real big deal. I'm just looking forward to coming out there and having fun."

Talking Michigan and Malzone

Weber, who put Michigan in his top-five earlier this month, had some positive things to say about U-M QB commit Alex Malzone, who has been putting his best recruiting pitch to get Weber to join him in Ann Arbor.

"Alex is a good quarterback," Weber said. "He is everything you really need. He is a good guy also. He came up to me one day and said, ‘I don't want nobody else in the country but you.' And that opened my eyes a lot. To know that a guy like that who is the quarterback, to say something like that – it's real big. So I am really considering them."

With Michigan's annual Barbecue at the Big House is set for late July, Weber says he hopes to continue building his relationship with Malzone and U-M during his visit.

"We're building our relationship," Weber said. "We are meeting up at the barbecue. We're going to go out with a few players and just hangout."

As far as Weber's thoughts on Michigan: "Michigan is a real good school for me. I look at Michigan a lot. I see it building back up. The only thing I am waiting on is to see how they do this football season."

Weber is planning to make his commitment known at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January.

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