Weber Shows Leadership in Win

Weber Shows Leadership in Win

Michigan 2015 RB commit Mike Weber reacts to Cass Tech's 27-26 comeback win over Oak Park and more.

DETROIT – Trailing late , Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech senior all-state running back Mike Weber had a simple message for his teammates.

“When we was down 19-6 , I told the team just keep playing till there was four zeros on the clock,” Weber said. “And we can make it happen -- and we made it happen.”

Weber provided the punch, as he rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns in Cass Tech’s season opening 27-26 comeback win over Oak Park (Mich.) Friday night at the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University.

Weber, who had his share of top moments, showcased his top end speed in the first half, when he split the Oak Park defense for a 70 yard touchdown run.

“My head coach [Thomas Wilcher] is a track star,” Weber said. “He still has records at Michigan. He looked out for me with my speed this off-season. And it showed today.”

Despite the win, Weber admits Cass Tech (1-0) has some work to do before they play at Detroit (Mich.) Pershing (1-0) this Friday night.

“We came out shaky, we got a lot of things to work on going back to practice,” Weber said. “I think we’ll be a much better team later on this season.”

Weber Talks Michigan

Rated a four-star prospect, Weber committed to the Wolverines earlier this month. A process, he says, he is glad is over.

“It feels good to get the recruiting process over with,” Weber said. “And go down to Ann Arbor and have my family come watch me play every home game.”

Weber, who took in Michigan’s 52-14 win over Appalachian State on Saturday, said he was looking forward to watching the power run game to be on full display during his visit.

P “Really, the offense that Coach Nussmeier and Coach Jackson told me it was going to be,” Weber said. “The Alabama style, the plays we actually run in high school. I just want to see how their running backs run it and how I can see myself running it also.”

In the meantime, Weber says he has two goals to achieve during his senior season.

“Two thousand yards and a state championship,” Weber said.

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