2015 RB Michael Weber used his 4.45 speed to rush for 1,825 yards and 20 touchdowns during the fall.
It was a day Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech sophomore running back Michael Weber will always remember.
On Thursday, Syracuse became the first program to offer the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Weber, who emerged this fall as one of the key cogs in the Technicians second-straight state championship.
Before the reality of landing his first scholarship even hit, Weber saw his second offer come in from Illinois. The Illini offered a pair of Weber's junior teammates in Top247 cornerback Damon Webb and linebacker/running back Gary Hosey as well.
Weber rushed for 1,825 yards and 20 touchdowns during the fall. Last weekend he was named one of the top performers at the Sound Mind Sound Body Maximum Exposure Adidas Showcase held at the Pontiac Silverdome, where he clocked a 4.45 40-yard dash and also showed he could catch the football.
Other schools showing interest in Weber includes Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Eastern Michigan. He plans to attend bowl practices in Ann Arbor and South Bend.
Weber will also participate at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 4.