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.
RB Mike Weber told me he does have a top 3 within his top 5. Ohio State, MSU, Wisconsin but Michigan and Tennessee still in it.
— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) June 1, 2014
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.