A week ago, we told you about the amazing rushing performance by Army All-American running back Mike Webster of Detroit Cass Tech.
In a regional victory against Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, four-star recruit Weber ran for 404 yards and five touchdowns on 33 carries. And notably, drank mustard to cure cramping early in the game.
Cass Tech’s season ended Friday with an unexpected 30-15 loss to Saline in the Division I state semifinals. Weber, considered the 11th-best running back in the Class of 2015, ran for 135 yards on 40 carries.
But the news of the weekend involving Weber is that during the fourth quarter of Michigan’s 23-16 loss to Maryland, Weber announced on Twitter that he was decomitting from the Wolverines.
Weber says he will make his college decision at the Army All-American Bowl in January.
As recently as last month, Weber, who committed in August, said he remained staunch in his commitment to Michigan. At the time, he said he planned to take other visits as well. He is scheduled to visit Ohio State next weekend. He chose Michigan over Ohio State and Michigan State initially.
He is the fourth player to decommit from Michigan this season and seventh overall as the Wolverines have slipped to 5-6 and coach Brady Hoke’s future remains in question.
Michigan’s recruiting class is down to six players with four-star tight end Chris Clark mulling other options.
Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett had his first formal news conference with the media Saturday and said he doesn’t have a clear picture of his decision on the football program or Hoke, but the final two games could tell him a lot.
“I’m going to give you a clear answer to that after the season,” he said. “We have two more games, one of them is a red-letter game (Nov. 29 at Ohio State) with a really important rival and when that’s all done, it won’t be vague or unclear where we stand. Also I want to emphasize we’re not where we need to be. (Hoke) knows that. Not only do I know it, does our coaching staff know it.
“Sometimes in business in my reviews you thought people don’t know where we are. They know where we are. That’s a good start in terms of doing the evaluation I have to do.”