The latest blow to Michigan’s recruiting class Saturday during the waning moments of the Wolverines’ loss to Maryland. It was at that Detroit Cass Tech running back Mike Weber tweeted word of his decommitment, leaving many Maize & Blue supporters feeling the latest on-field disappointment was the final straw. The reality is the decision was going to come regardless of the outcome versus the Terrapins.
“I think the most important thing about him looking around is the uncertainty that‘s swirling around Michigan,” Cass Tech headman Thomas Wilcher said. “I think the most important thing is he can’t just sit there and hope that things work out the way you want them to. You have to prepare yourself. I think that’s the bottom line… to prepare yourself for “what if.”
To be more specific, what if Michigan fires its coaching staff? The growing speculation that that will happen spurred Weber into action. And with some schools doubting the seriousness of his interest in considering other schools if he maintained his commitment, he opted out of his pledge.
“He still considering Michigan,” Wilcher said. “He is still going to visit Michigan. But the most important thing is he is not going to sit there on his hands and just wait and see what happens, because that’s the wrong thing to do. Would you sit at home and say, ‘I hope they have a coach or I hope they get the right coach’ and let all these schools go by? No. He has to look out for himself. He can’t worry about Michigan, he’s got to worry about himself right now.”
“It’s not about the university, it’s about the child. The child’s interests are always the most important thing.”
At the moment his interests include taking visits to Ohio State, Michigan State, and Michigan for sure. Others visits could also happen. He hopes to have vetted all of his options thoroughly enough to make a decision at the Army All American game in San Antonio, Texas on January 3rd.
“If he gets the opportunity to get all of his visits in (he’ll announce during the game),” reported Wilcher. “It’s going to be a time crunch.”