Former Michigan commit chooses Ohio State

BY Marcus Hartman • December 10, 2014

Ohio State's success in football at the expense of Michigan continued Wednesday when the Buckeyes picked up a verbal commitment from a player who was formerly a future Wolverine.

Mike Weber, a four-star running back from Detroit, announced via Twitter he has chosen Urban Meyer's program after de-committing from the one that eventually fired Brady Hoke.

Weber took back his commitment to Michigan in late November before Hoke was fired.

Weber is the second player from Michigan to join Ohio State's 2015 class and the second from Cass Tech, a school long known for producing Wolverines. Three-star defensive tackle Joshua Alabi committed to Ohio State in July.

Ohio State also signed a Cass Tech player last year in four-star cornerback Damon Webb, who was the 17th player from the state of Michigan to sign with Ohio State since 1990.

The 5-9, 210-pound Weber will join a crowded backfield. There are four four-star backs on the roster now, including 1,000-yard back Ezekiel Elliott. All are scheduled to be back next season.

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