What Will Mike Weber Do?

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Updated: February 6, 2015
(Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press Photo)
(Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press Photo)

(Julian H. Gonzalez/Detroit Free Press Photo)

The Mike Weber saga continues after it was discovered the Ohio State coaches concealed the fact that RB Coach Stan Drayton was leaving the Buckeyes to take a position with the Chicago Bears.  Drayton continued to recruit Weber up until the final days, hours and minutes before the Detroit Cass Tech star running back signed his letter of intent with Ohio State.  But during their conversation Drayton and head coach Urban Meyer failed to mention Drayton’s impending departure.

This is a bit of information that is relevant to Weber since he signed with Ohio State under the impression that Drayton would be his position coach.  A player spends more time with this member of the staff than any other and is often a major reason why a player signs with a particular school.  Withholding this information from Weber was deceiving and devious by Meyer, Drayton and the entire Ohio State staff.

After learning of Drayton’s departure, Weber’s head football coach at Detroit Cass Tech, Thomas Wilcher, had this to say…..

“I think Urban Meyer will have to step his game up; we’re going to have to talk. He has come to my school and got the No. 1 athlete two years in a row. You cannot come over here, come up to the north and walk out of here with your pockets full and not give us respect. That’s not gonna happen again, I can tell you that right now.”

Now, I don’t expect Weber to be anywhere but Ohio State this fall as the Buckeyes hold his rights and will not allow him out of his letter of intent. Oh, Weber has options.  He could elect to not enroll at Ohio State and transfer but would then have to sit out a minimum of one year.  He could also hire an attorney and put pressure on the Buckeyes to release him.  But realistically, he is not likely to go down either of these paths.  Meyer will attempt to smooth this over with Wilcher, Weber and his family and in the end Meyer will be rewarded for this tactic.  It’s sad but true.

This is a bad for Ohio State but don’t think for one minute that they are going to do the right thing. Weber has little choice but to remain with Ohio State. 

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