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Four-Star RB Mike Weber has Wisconsin Badgers in Top Three

No denying the Wisconsin Badgers have produced some great running backs in their long, storied history. Alan Ameche, Ron Dayne, Brian Calhoun, Michael Bennett, Terrell Fletcher, John Clay, Montee Ball, James White and Melvin Gordon have all paved the way and helped turn UW into “Running Back U.” Could four-star running back Mike Weber be the next in line?

From Michigan, Weber is one of the best running backs in the country. He’s garnered many offers from some top college programs including Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Tennessee, N.C. State and Nebraska among others.

On Sunday Weber’s top five choices were announced, with three of the schools standing out the most. One of those programs just happen to be the Badgers, as well as the Buckeyes and Spartans. Michigan and Tennessee are still in play for the stand out running back as well.

Weber ended his junior year with 1,659 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground.

Looking at his Cass Tech 2013 highlights and you can see just why Weber is such a highly touted recruit. He’s a fast runner that likes to stay in bounds and lower the shoulder and punish the defender any chance he gets. Weber also shows his versatility in the return game as well.

With the talent already in place at the offensive line, plus with what is coming to Madison in the future, any running back would love to run behind Wisconsin’s front five. Weber would be a great fit for the Badgers and would have the chance to compete for playing time next year.

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  • Hal Barbour

    Why would a prospect from the Wolverine state want to drop down the order of Mustelidae to a Badger? The list of running backs from Wisconsin is impressive, but what’s Michigan, chopped liver? Tom Harmon, Tyrone Wheatley, Mike Hart, Jamie Morris (142 yrds against the Badgers) Anthony Thomas, Ron Johnson(347 yrds. against the Badgers) Rob Lytle, Butch Woolfolk(scored on a 92 yrd run in ’79 and in ’81 a 89 yrd. run both against the Badgers) , Gordon Bell, Billy Taylor, Chris Perry. Stay home Mike, the greatest college football tradition is right here in Michigan.

    • Guest

      Ancient history lesson. You mean once had a great football tradition. The jury is still out.

      • Hal Barbour

        You see that’s what tradition means, do the Packers have a great football tradition regardless of their previous years record? Or is tradition revised every year persuent to it’s acomplishments on the field? The Red Wings are a great Hockey tradition, irrespective of the season, but then again a bad anology, you guys don’t have a pro hockey team. During the 70′s, 80′s, and a portion of the 90′s Wisconsin had bad to average football teams but since then has built a Tradition, is that not valid? I’m not going to go into the football Tradition that Michigan has, I don’t have to any more than you would talking about the Packers, but if you think that the status-quo currently at Michigan will continue, you know nothing about Tradition.

  • Roger Elliott

    Why would a self respecting RB want to go to Michawhat again? Michigan State is where this young man needs to show his talents.

    • Hal Barbour

      Well apparently there’s at least one self-respecting running back enrolled at Michigan, the No. 1 prospect at that position in the Country in 2012, Derrick Green. Ironic that the fans in Michigan Stadium will be shouting”Go Green” as he runs through the green. Lots of young men have shown their talents at Michigan State, guys like Mandrich, Rodgers, Gohlston,and Smoker. But to be fair, Michigan has to step up to the plate this year, during my 30+ years watching the Wolverines I can’t remember anyone bragging about the runs of 6, 7, 9 wins against sparty, or the fact that Michigan has a winning record IN spartan stadium. Or that it take 35 years of winning every game for sparty just to draw to even with the Wolverines. I suppose we’ll see come October, won’t we?

  • tonyc

    What it will come down to is “the visit”. Almost every 4 and 5 star recruit will mention how comfortable they felt with the staff during the visit. I believe Wisconsin has a good chance. We all know OhSt is a meat market. Mi St is a quality program too.