Harbaugh making big push for Mike Weber, Wilcher says

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Mike Weber rushed for 2,268 yards and 29 TD in the 2014 season.

Only a few days ago, Detroit Cass Tech running back told The Detroit News he is sticking with his pledge to play football for Ohio State.

But two recruiting websites reported that Weber met with new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday in the Detroit area. GoBlueWolverine.com and Wolverine247.com reported the meeting.

Harbaugh, who was formally introduced as Michigan's head coach on Dec. 30, and his staff have been making a strong recruiting push these last few weeks. The first day of the signing period is Feb. 4.

Weber, a four-star running back, originally committed to Michigan but decommitted in late November shortly before coach Brady Hoke was fired. Weber then announced his commitment to Ohio State.

Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher said Wednesday he doesn't know where Weber stands on his football future right now.

"Harbaugh has been calling Weber since he got here," Wilcher said.

Weber told The News in a story published last week that he wasn't planning to make an official visit to Michigan.

"I haven't made one to Michigan, and I don't think I will," Weber said.

Weber rushed for 2,268 yards and 29 touchdowns last fall.

"I don't know anything about it right now," Wilcher said when asked about the reported meeting.