Hello: Mike Weber Comment Count

Ace August 6th, 2014 at 9:28 PM


Photo credit: Bryan Mitchell/Detroit News

This escalated quickly. 2015 Cass Tech running back Mike Weber, who was initially slated to visit Michigan State this afternoon, committed to Michigan after deciding to visit Ann Arbor instead.

While the tide had seemingly turned in Michigan's favor after Weber had previously favored the Spartans, I don't think anybody expected a commitment to happen this quickly. Weber is the #14 running back and #115 player overall on the 247 Composite. He held offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Miami, Nebraska, Tennessee, USC, and Wisconsin, among several others, at the time of his commitment.

The full, informative commitment post will go up tomorrow morning.

Comments

gwkrlghl

August 6th, 2014 at 9:33 PM ^

Wow, well this class probably isn't going to show up on any top 10 lists just due to its small size, but everyone is a 4* on rivals but for Runyan Jr and Andrew David (a kicker - and kicker's just aren't given 4 stars there)

There's no way Michigan's ever had a higher percent at 4 stars and up

gwkrlghl

August 6th, 2014 at 9:33 PM ^

Also, I imagine it's annoying for MSU that they've been the best team in the state for 5+ years and all the best players in Michigan still would rather come here. AHAHAHA

reshp1

August 6th, 2014 at 10:47 PM ^

The winning (and our lack of) only takes away 1/3 of a three prong recruiting pitch. We still have a much nicer campus and facilities, and our academics still hold a healthy edge, especially the support programs for student athletes.

Of course on the field performance probably trumps both those things, so if we don't turn it around in that dept relatively soon, all the other stuff might not matter. But, certainly, it's too early to panic.

JDevine11

August 6th, 2014 at 11:25 PM ^

I agree with most of you're saying but it's even more than that. I would also add that we have a much better history/tradition and a much larger nationwide fan base.  Michigan is always relevent because our huge fanbase gurantees more television exposure and coverage by the both local and national media. There's a lot higher potential at Michigan especially due to our recent recruiting classes. Talent breeds more talent. Those are also huge factors in recruiting. 

saveferris

August 7th, 2014 at 9:05 AM ^

I would also add that we have a much better history/tradition and a much larger nationwide fan base.

But, but, but, history and tradition don't matter....! /Boom Valenti'd

FYI Sparty, history and tradition don't matter in recruiting only when you don't have any real tradition and your history is for the most part embarrassing.

saveferris

August 7th, 2014 at 7:08 AM ^

I'm inclined to agree with you, but I also think that we should see all the teams in question play, you know, a game or something before we declare who is going to beat who.

Predictions at this point are premature....but wouldn't it be great to see Sparty come out after a winter of being all puffed up over themselves and completely shit the bed against the rest of the East Division?

Rumsey

August 6th, 2014 at 10:36 PM ^

Ooh my personal favorite from the Weber thread: "Those who stay will be mentally retarded." Just spent five minutes over there. Goodness. They're all such angry people. And stupid. But hey, I suppose we have our fair share of angry and stupid as well.

saveferris

August 7th, 2014 at 7:35 AM ^

You forgot to add the part about MSU having a lot of depth at tailback and Weber choosing Michigan because he wouldn't have to compete as hard for a starting spot.  True story.  Oh yeah, and something, something, Dantonio and Narduzzi wouldn't stroke his ego, something.

LOL Sparty logic.  So awesome.

West German Judge

August 6th, 2014 at 9:44 PM ^

Get some.  This is huge.  We have a full, strong stable of runningbacks with Derrick Green, Deveon Smith, Ty Isaac, Drake Johnson, and now Mike Weber?  An embarrassment of riches if I ever saw one.