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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Michigan extends third offer in 2015 class

By Chantel Jennings

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Wolverines are out on the recruiting trail, closing out their 2013 class and looking forward to future classes. Naturally, the next class to consider is the 2014 class, which has two commitments (linebacker Michael Ferns and offensive lineman Denzel Ward) and several offered prospects.

But with a recent surprising miss at Detroit Cass Tech with Damon Webb committing to Ohio State, the Wolverines aren’t going to skip a beat with any player, regardless of class.

So it comes as no surprise that Michigan offered 2015 running back Mike Weber (Detroit/Cass Tech) on Tuesday.

“I was really excited about it,” Weber said. “I knew the coaches were visiting [Cass Tech] but I wasn’t expecting an offer.

“I like Michigan. It’s one of the best schools in the country and it means a lot to be offered by them.”

Weber also holds offer from Illinois and Syracuse, which he picked up after his impressive sophomore campaign for Cass Tech. The 2015 prospect rushed for 1,700 yards and 21 touchdowns, leading Cass Tech’s impressive running back corps.

The sophomore hopes to visit Michigan soon, possibly as early as Thursday’s basketball game against Purdue, though more likely he figured it would be later this season. Regardless, of if he visits earlier, he’d also like to take a visit for the Michigan-Ohio State basketball game on February 5 in Ann Arbor.

He assumed some of his current teammates and Michigan commits, David Dawson, Delano Hill and Jourdan Lewis, might also be visiting for that big game.

Weber is just the third 2015 offer for the Wolverines, joining running back Damien Harris (Berea, Ky./Madison Southern) and wide receiver George Campbell Jr. (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake).

Weber will be playing for Detroit’s talented MaxEx 7-on-7 football team this year.