Weber Reflects on BBQ Visit

Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2015 RB Mike Weber discusses the latest talks with Michigan after his visit to The Barbecue at the Big House.

Prized recruit, Mike Weber, was one of the top prospects in attendance for Michigan’s annual recruiting bonanza, The Barbecue at the Big House on Sunday. According to the Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech running back, he came away impressed after his visit, which included his his parents and sister for the first time during a campus visit to U-M.

“It was cool to actually meet some commits and meet some guys that Michigan was recruiting real hard” Weber said. “To see those guys, and actually come down there with my parents and my sister, and let them see how it is at Michigan also. ”

Weber has been to Michigan’s campus multiple times, but it still didn’t stop the U-M coaching staff from explaining how important he is to their 2015 class.

“They were just telling me I was the guy they wanted running the ball for Michigan,” Weber said on his conversation with the coaching staff. “I fit right into the program academically and physically on the field. That was basically their main message.”

During his visit, Weber also had an opportunity to hang out with U-M 2015 quarterback commit, Alex Malzone, who has continued to build a strong relationship with Cass standout.

“We hooked up a few times during the barbecue,” Weber said of Malzone. “We have little jokes and stuff. We took a few pictures with the jerseys on. He’s a cool guy. He’s a real good person. I think he’s going to be successful at Michigan. He’s a real cool guy.”

Doug Nussmeier, Michigan’s offensive coordinator, has been Weber’s main recruiter since he joined the U-M coaching staff in January. Weber says Nussmeier would like him to commit and join the class right away, however, the decision isn’t likely anytime soon.

“He wants me to make a decision so I can help their recruiting,” Weber said on his conversation with Nussmeier. “I personally want to wait it out. I want to take my officials to figure where I need to be.”

USC is latest team to offer Weber. He received the offer when he visited the Trojans last week for an official visit. A visit, Weber admits, changed his mind on the Pac-12 power.

“California is always going to change your mind because of the weather, the palm trees, stuff like that” Weber said. “It was a cool experience when I went out to California. I know they don’t have backs committed to their [2015] class or in 2014. It’s something to think about, but I want to go over it with my parents.

“USC has a lot to offer, just because of its history and the running backs that they have. Guys like Marcus Allen, I heard they come back visit the school a lot. Being around those types of people is always good to get information from.”

After his visit to Michigan on Sunday, where does U-M stand in his recruitment?

“I would say they are still in my top-five,” Weber said of the Wolverines. He said Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and USC round out his top-five.


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