Four-star running back Mike Weber of Detroit Cass Tech High School (Mich.) has distinguished himself as the top running back in the state of Michigan and one of the top running backs in the country and on Thursday, he received an official invite to Nike’s The Opening event in Oregon.
“I’m very excited and honored to be invited to a great event like the ‘The Opening.” Weber said. “A few of my old teammates have been invited and participated in The Opening before, so it was definitely one of my goals. Overall it feels good and I am looking forward to participating and making my team, my family and my city proud of me.”
Now for those who are unfamiliar with the ‘The Opening’, the event features some of the most talented prospects in high school football battling it out and getting some intense but productive work in.
It’s big honor to be invited and be included in that group and the same holds true for Weber, who should boost his stock nationwide even more at this event.
“Going into ‘The Opening’, my goal is to have fun and compete.” Weber replied. “As competitor, I definitely plan to do everything I can to help me team win but after that my main goal is to really just enjoy myself and the overall experience. This is a great opportunity for me to compete but this also a chance for me to meet more top athletes.”
As of right now, Weber currently holds offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, North Carolina State, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Syracuse and Tennessee. However, in the last month, Weber has narrowed down his extensive list of offers to three schools and those top three schools being Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, although he says Michigan and Tennessee are still in the hunt and part of his overall top five.
As his senior season gets closer, the four-star All-American still says that he could very well make his college decision at the 2015 Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas, next January.
“Yes, at this point, I still would love to commit at the Army All-American game.” Weber said. “I’ve always enjoyed watching other players commit on television with their family and friends and it always seems like a great and fun experience and now, I have the opportunity to do what I have always imagined.”
However, until that time comes, Weber says that he plans to continue enjoying his recruiting process and continue getting ready for his senior season and achieving the goals that he set for himself.
“I will be visiting Notre Dame sometime this month, although I am not sure of the date yet.” Weber replied. ‘After that I plan to visit University of Miami and possibly a couple other schools.”
“Besides my upcoming visits, I am really focused on improving my blocking ability, my agility and my explosiveness out of my jukes. After that my focus is on my senior season and going into the season, my goals are to rush for 2,500 yards, 30 touchdowns and most importantly win a state title. Anything else is unacceptable.”
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Sports Contributor for Radio One Detroit