Interview with 2015 RB Mike Weber

Written by
Branden Hunter

Earlier this month on National Signing Day,Detroit Cass Tech had 12 players sign college letters of intent to various Division 1 and Division 2 schools. Three players will be at Michigan this fall (OL David Dawson, DB/WR Jourdan Lewis, and DB Delano Hill),while three others have signed with Notre Dame College (K Kenneth Snapp, DB Kendall English and DB Erron Enoex). The remaining six have signed with the likes of Toledo, Michigan State, North Carolina State,Eastern Michigan, Northwood and Northern Michigan respectively.

With that large amount of players transitioning from any program at any level,you would think the talent level would take a bit of a dip;but not at Cass Tech. They just continue to reload,and put some of the best talent Michigan has to offer out on the field. Their 2014 class is loaded also,with Ohio State commit Damon Webb headlining it,and their 2015 class is special too. QB Jayru Campbell is the star of that class,but RB Mike Weber's name is blowing up.

Weber exploded onto the scene this past season due to injuries to other backs,and has made the best of his opportunities. Cass Tech recently won it's second consecutive Division 1 State title in November,and Weber played a huge part in that. After not playing in the first title game,he rushed for 186 yards on 20 carries in a 36-21 win over Catholic Central.

Only a sophomore,Weber holds offer from Michigan,Michigan State,Syracuse and Illinois,and you can be sure that many more are headed his way. He was able to talk to me about how his recruitment has fared and what the future holds for him.

Poistion(s): RB Height: 5'10" Weight: 205

First high school game ever played?: "It was against Brother Rice on my birthday last year August 25th".

Most memorable high school game ever played: "The Saline game in the state playoffs,I rushed for over 200 yards and 3 touchdowns".

Pre-game rituals: "Pre-game rituals that I do,is when the team leaves out of the locker room,I stay and talk to my uncle that passed away. He also was my coach,and I just tell him what I'm going to do in the game and it seems to work".

Athlete you model your game after: "Adrian Peterson and Trent Richardson".

Branden Hunter - Talk about what all offers you hold and what other schools are showing interest in you.

Mike Weber - "Michigan,Michigan State,Illinois and Syracuse have offered me,and Florida and Ohio State are soon to offer me. Penn State,Notre Dame,LSU,USC and Alabama are showing interest".

BH - What upcoming visits and camps do you have scheduled?

MW - "I just recently visited Michigan State and Michigan,and Ohio State is on the 24th of this month".

BH - Do you have an early favorite,or will you just continue to weigh your options and enjoy the whole process?

MW - "No,I am just enjoying the process".

BH - You recently just took a visit to Michigan,talk about how that visit went and your reaction to your offer from them earlier this year.

MW - "It was really nice,I enjoyed myself. I was really unaware and very excited when I got the offer. It felt good getting another offer from one of the biggest schools,and getting it as a sophomore,that says a lot. Michigan is a really good program,and they win on the field and in the classroom".

BH - Have you had the opportunity to speak with Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson?

MW - "The only thing he really said to me was to visit the school,and that he liked my style of running".

BH - Michigan has brought in a strong offensive line class for 2013,does that your interest in the program for when you finally commit,knowing that those guys may still be there?

MW - Yes,because having a really good line can help any running back".

BH - Cass Tech has a crowded and talented backfield with you Gary Hosey and Deon Drake sharing the load,so how have you been able to shine above those two at that position?

MW - I just made the best of my carries when I got the ball,and I just simply take it to the house (laughs)".

BH - What do you want to accomplish at Cass Tech before your senior year?

MW - I want to rush for over 2,000 yards in a single season,and make it to the All-American game".

Graduation Year
  • RB