Weber Knows He's A Top Target

Making another trip to the Wisconsin campus, this time with one of his teammates and Badgers offensive line commit David Moorman, Detroit Cass Tech four-star tailback Mike Weber knows how badly Wisconsin wants him.

The Wisconsin coaching staff was able to bring in a lot of talent during the Badgers one-day football camp and one of the highest priorities was Detroit Cass Tech High School running back Mike Weber, who made his way to see Wisconsin with teammate Joshua Alabi and Wisconsin commit David Moorman.

The four-star Weber, who has made a total of three visits to Wisconsin, enjoyed his time on campus and said it was good because he had a chance to continue to build his relationship with the coaching staff.

"The visit went well and I enjoyed myself," Weber told BadgerNation. "I got a chance to hang with my teammate, and I was able to speak with pretty much all of the coaching staff."

With Wisconsin still in search for a running back in the 2015 recruiting class, it became clear to Weber - the No.15 best running back by Scout.com - that he's a top priority for them at the running back position.

"When I was talking with them, the way they were talking with me, I can tell that I'm one of their top targets at the position, which is a good feeling," Weber said. "Just to think about the great running backs that have gone through Wisconsin and for them to think that I could possibly continue that tradition is pretty cool."

The visit was not only important for Weber to see the campus again but also for him to continue to build his relationship with first year running back coach Thomas Brown.

"Coach Brown was probably the guy I talked to with the most, which I wanted because I've only met him a couple of times in person," Weber said. "You can tell he's a cool guy and laid back. The time I was able to spend with him this weekend we did get closer and I did become more comfortable."

One highlight of his visit to Wisconsin was being able to sit down with offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and Brown to see how he would be used in the Badgers offense.

"We were watching film and they were showing how I could help the offense, and I want to know how I would be used in their offense," Weber said. "We were also talking about why I should come to Wisconsin and when I could possibly make a return visit for my official."

Weber was prepared and was expecting to hear multiple sales pitches this weekend from the coaching staff and from Moorman, who committed to UW in May.

"Pretty much what Moorman was telling me is that he could be one of my blockers if I decided to go to Wisconsin," Weber said. "Moorman is a talented player and he would be fun to play with but I'm trying to find a place where I'm comfortable."

Weber currently has a top three, in no particular order, of Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State. Weber is also considering Michigan, where he went on a visit on June 11.

"I like Michigan State because they continue to get top guys to come play for them, they're a top school and it's home," Weber said. "Urban Meyer is a good coach and there all about winning and I just like what they are doing in Columbus."

One goal that Weber set out for himself heading into his senior year was to be invited to Nike's the Opening in Oregon, which he accomplished last week.

"When I get down there I just want to have fun and meet some new people," Weber said. "I just want to try and get better and it's pretty cool being invited because it was a goal of mine. It's just going to be a great experience and I'm looking forward to it."


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