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A Mike Weber flip from OSU looks unlikely, but U-M still trying

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The four-star running back seems firm in his commitment to the Buckeyes, but Jim Harbaugh and company continue to push as we head into signing day.

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The saga surrounding four-star running back Mike Weber (Detroit, Michigan) and his recruitment has been one of the more fascinating storylines to follow throughout the 2015 cycle.

Weber was once committed to Michigan from August to November, when he decided to open things up following the firing of head coach Brady Hoke. 18 days later, Weber chose the rival Ohio State Buckeyes and has seemed firm in his commitment to them ever since.

With that being sad, new head coach Jim Harbaugh has made Weber a huge priority as we head into national signing day. So much so that there were rumors that he called the Weber family while he was still on the plane to Ann Arbor. Needless to say, this new staff is still very high on him.

Running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley has also been busy recruiting in the Detroit area and has made Weber a huge priority, but he has still seemed poised to go to the Buckeyes.

He even attended the Buckeyes' national championship celebration last weekend and told The Detroit News the following quote in regards to Michigan.

"I've talked to Coach Harbaugh a few times and he's a pretty energized guy," said Weber of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. "I'm committed to Ohio State. I haven't made one (an official visit) to Michigan and I don't think I will."

Fast forward to today, where Allen Trieu of Scout reported that Harbaugh was meeting with Weber in person, which was later confirmed by Steve Lorenz of 247 Sports.

The exact details of the discussion are unknown, but it is likely that Harbaugh is trying to push for an official visit this weekend, the last for 2015 prospects to visit before National Signing Day on Feb. 4. If he were to take the visit, things become interesting and the talk of him flipping his commitment back to the Wolverines will heat up.

To address a few narratives first, there have been some who have suggested that Weber's heart is in Ann Arbor, which may or may not be true, but if that were the case it's unlikely he would have decommitted in the first place. The Buckeyes were going after him hard throughout the process and when a coaching change in Ann Arbor was made, OSU became the place he was most comfortable with.

Weber is in a difficult spot now with Harbaugh after him and his commitment to Urban Meyer in the balance. While a flip does appear unlikely where we stand today, all bets are off if Michigan can get him on campus for an official.

This will continue to be an intriguing prospect to watch as the next seven days put a bow on the 2015 class. With so few spots available, it looks like it will be a race to the finish line.