Weber Visits Again
Amongst the list of visitors this weekend ($) was 2015 four-star in-state running back Mike Weber. A recruit who was once considered "cooled" on the Wolverines has seen his recruitment increase heavily since offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was hired.
Weber has visited multiple times in the past few months and there is no denying that Michigan is trending upwards in his mind. 247Sports' Steve Lorenz caught up with Weber ($) to discuss his visit from other the weekend.
"Today was a real good visit," Weber said. "It was nice to come out and watch the basketball team in their last home game of the season and the atmosphere was really live. We were a little late for the game, so we didn't get to go into the locker rooms and try on the jerseys and stuff, but I got to spend some time with (director of player personnel) Singletary and enjoy the game."
Weber also met Charles Woodson briefly Saturday night, which is guaranteed to make you have a good time.
Another funny tidbit from the interview occurred when Lorenz asked Weber about Nussmeier and he drops this gem of a quote:
"It's definitely changed since they fired the last guy and brought in Coach Nussmeier," Weber said. "I like talking to him. I believe what he tells me and he's someone I wouldn't mind playing for. I was kind of disappointed earlier in the process because Michigan was the school I grew up rooting for and things kind of faded away. It's picked up a lot lately and it's becoming clear to me that I'm a player they want and that feels good."
Things are definitely looking good for Weber coming to Michigan. With him planning another visit in the near future and a possible decision set before his senior season, the Wolverines are looking to be in great shape.
This is cold 😍🏆 pic.twitter.com/oFavOiOZRI— Uncle Mike (@mikeweber25) March 9, 2014
Though nothing groundbreaking happened over the weekend, it was still a good visit for those who were on campus. Visitors saw the basketball team defeat the Hoosiers and celebrate winning the Big Ten Championship in front of the home crowd. Here are some highlights from the visits:
At the U of M game , Go blue— Uncle Mike (@mikeweber25) March 9, 2014
— N O L A (@KingReese_9) March 8, 2014
Pre game pic.twitter.com/amwrmkXcyI— N O L A (@KingReese_9) March 8, 2014
Tyrece Speaight, a 2016 defensive back, will be an interesting recruitment if Michigan decides to extend an offer. He has a lot of interest in Michigan, obviously, and will have near the top of his list if that offer comes his way.
I interviewed Speaight on his interest in Michigan and other schools (FREE) on my former website.
Below is a highlight tape of Speaight.
Michigan Expected to Make Taylor's List
Four-star 2015 defensive back Garrett Taylor is expected to cut his list after spring. Michigan, who is a recent offer for Taylor, is expected to make the cut. In fact, Taylor has a visit set up with the Wolverines this coming week. 247Sports' Evan Watkins caught up with Taylor ($) to discuss these cuts and who else made his list. In the article, Taylor briefly mentions Michigan.
"Right now we have already planned a trip to Michigan State and Michigan actually this next week. I am trying to make it down to Tennessee and South Carolina. I know with LSU recently offering I want to probably go down there this summer, Coach Miles wants me to visit soon so I told him we will make it down as soon as possible."
It will be a tough battle for Taylor's services, but I believe Michigan has a great chance at landing him.
You can view a highlight tape of the number six corner back in the nation (according to 247Sports) below.
Other Odds and Ends
The Big House Report is continuing their 2015 recruit profiles. You can check out the list of what they've finished, here (FREE).
2015 three-star quarterback David Sills is visiting Michigan on Thursday. But is he a fit? Sam Webb from Scout.com caught up with Sills ($) to discuss Michigan.
It appears that Michigan is fading fast with 2015 five-star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick. 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong covered the NLN Five Star Showdown on Sunday and spoke with Fitzpatrick ($). Saying his best relationships are with Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State. There is still time, but I don't think Michigan has a shot.
According to Scout.com and Maize N Brew alumnus Eric Rutter spoke with ($) 2016 running back Robert Washington. Is a Michigan visit on the horizon?
247Sports' Ryan Bartow spoke to ($) 2015 defensive Keisean Lucier-South about his interests. Still mostly hasn't changed. Michigan is mentioned. USC/UCLA recruiting him the hardest, as expected. Although KLS grew up loving Michigan, it is not a guarantee that Michigan will be able to pull him out of California.
Also, here is a video of KLS mentioning Michigan in a short video:
It also comes with an accompanying article (FREE) from 247Sports.
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