Wisconsin LB Mike Wey Commits to Minnesota

Mike Wey, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound inside linebacker from Oak Creek (WI) High, has committed to Minnesota. Wey was named All-State by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Associated Press and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He was the Southeast Conference's Defensive Player of the Year. Wey received a Gopher offer Sunday and committed Wednesday afternoon and will make his official visit this weekend.

Mike Wey led Oak Creek to a 9-2 mark this season.

"We lost our season opener and lost to Mukwonago 13-10 in overtime. They were the defending state champions and had won 24 straight."

Wey said that he committed today at 4:30 p.m. when he called Gopher assistant coach Gordy Shaw.

"They were the first Division I school to offer me and the most consistent in terms of recruiting me. I like Coach Shaw. He was honest and upfront with me. I like the Big Ten."

Wey attended the Minnesota-Michigan State game and watch the Gophers-Northwestern game as a junior. He said that he has been to Minnesota several times with his family and that the Gophers have recruited several players from his high school, including senior Keith Lipka.

The Gophers are also recruiting former Oak Creek standout John West, who is now at North Dakota School of Science, who was epxected to visit Minnesota last weekend before a change of plans.

"I have not talked to him in awhile. I know that he is looking at Arkansas and Kansas."

Wey also attended games at Michigan (versus Notre Dame), Northwestern (Iowa), Iowa (Indiana) and Wisconsin (Michigan). He was also offered a scholarship by Division II North Dakota.

Wey said that he was planning on attending the Wisconsin team camp this summer but had to skip the event due to a death in the family.

Wey said that he does not play any winter sports, but is considering running track, especially the 100-yard dash and 4 x 100. He said that he runs a 4.57 40-yard dash.

Gopher Illustrated Top Stories