Just moments ago, Ohio State was finally able to fill their spot at the running back position in this years recruiting class. '15 RB Mike Weber from Cass Tech High School in Michigan decided it was the right time to give his commitment to Head Coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Weber is now the third player from Cass Tech in Detroit to give his pledge to Ohio State. The trend of Technician turned Buckeye began last year when Meyer pulled in four-star CB Damon Webb, who was also the No. 2 player in the state for his class. It continued this year when Ohio State reeled in '15 OL/DL Joshua Alabi at the Friday Night Lights camp in July. Five months later, the former Wolverine commit will join them.
Ohio State continues to try and build a pipeline to the talent-rich high school program in Michigan and it may continue very soon. Looking ahead, '16 LB Daelin Hayes (USC commit), '16 OG Michael Onwenu, '16 Safety Demetric Vance and '17 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones are all Cass Tech prospects that have been offered or have been shown interest by the Buckeyes.
As for Weber, he picked the Scarlet and Gray over many impressive offers that he received during the recruiting process. Some of the programs that were also in pursuit of Weber include Alabama, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, USC, Wisconsin and many more. As previously stated, the 5'10, 205-pounder was originally pledged to Michigan and their former Head Coach Brady Hoke. Weber had a change of heart and decommitted on November 22nd during the 23-16 loss to Maryland in Ann Arbor.
The four-star prospect was heavily targeted by some of the top schools in the country for a reason. Weber currently stands as the No. 2 overall player in the state of Michigan, six spots ahead of his high school teammate and future college teammate; Josh Alabi. The Detroit native is also the 13th best running back and No. 99 overall player in the 2015 recruiting class.
You can check out what the Buckeyes are getting in the talented Weber below.