I wanted to start off today's roundup by informing you that recruiting content is going to be a bit light for the next few weeks or so, as we are in the midst of a coaching search at Michigan and a dead period coming up until after the new year.
With that being said, I would like to give the readers an opportunity to chime in on the recruiting side of things and tell us here what you would like to see. So please, sound off in the comments below on any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions of what you would like to see more of in our recruiting coverage.
PSA over. Now let's get to what you came here for.
Mike Weber commits to Ohio State
Michigan's former 2015 running back commit Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan) announced Wednesday via his Twitter account that he has committed to Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Blessed to say I have officially committed to THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY #GoBucks #BuckeyeNation ⭕️ ❗️⭕️ pic.twitter.com/VWdO4AztCr— Mike Weber (@mikeweber25) December 10, 2014
OSU seemed to be in the best position to land him after he decided to reopen his recruitment and have been a factor in the process the entire time. The Buckeyes came after him hard and they finally were able to secure a commitment from him.
Back in the summer at the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Detroit, the OSU staff was there and they were indeed paying a great deal of attention to Weber. Many members of the staff were in attendance and it appeared they were putting the full-court press on, which is something you do when a talented prospect is choosing between you and your rivals.
Weber is one of the best running backs in this class without a doubt, but this really does not hurt Michigan as much as other decommits have, to be completely honest. They have a plethora of running backs for next season on the depth chart already in Derrick Green, DeVeon Smith, Drake Johnson and Ty Isaac, who will be eligible to play after sitting out this year. This is a hit to their recruiting class they can survive.
It looked like there was a chance that Michigan would be able to swoop back into the race for Weber after a coach was in place, but much like his original commitment back in August, a decision came sooner than expected.
In terms of replacing Weber with another running back in the 2015 class, it does not seem like it would or should be much of a priority. I would not rule it out, though.
Buckeyes offer 2016 WR Donnie Corley
OSU enjoys plucking talent out of the state of Michigan as much as U-M enjoys stealing prospects out of Buckeye country. That will never change.
Earlier this week, 2016 wide receiver Donnie Corley (Wyandotte, Michigan) was offered by OSU, according to his Twitter account.
Corley is a four-star prospect and one of the best in the state of Michigan in the 2016 class. He also holds offers from Michigan and Michigan State, who appears to be the team to beat for his services at this stage of the game.
Tyree Kinnel visited by Notre Dame
Michigan's 2015 safety commit Tyree Kinnel (Dayton, Ohio) was visited earlier this week by members of Notre Dame's coaching staff, according to his Twitter account.
Great home visit with coach Elston and coach VanGorder #ND pic.twitter.com/kckyXQpExe— Tyree Kinnel (@Tkinnel_2) December 11, 2014
Notre Dame has shown a fair amount of interest in the four-star prospect, who remains one of Michigan's top remain talents committed for the class.
They could be a factor moving forward, but it looks right now that he is pretty solid in his commitment to U-M. We'll see what happens.
That's it for Friday. Check back in with us Monday for the latest in Michigan football recruiting news.