Detroit Cass Tech class of 2015 running back Mike Weber attended several Michigan State games this fall. On Wednesday he made his way back to East Lansing to take in a basketball game and also see the Spartans prepare for the Big Ten Championship.
"It was a different experience… it was more of a championship atmosphere," Weber said. "The coaches were really enthusiastic, the players were into it and the basketball game - even though they lost - it was still fun.
"We watched them practice for about two hours. They had the music up, the crowd noise coming through the speakers real loud and they were moving fast. You could tell they were practicing for a championship."
Weber said he spent the most time during his visit with the offensive coordinators. He came out of the visit very high on the Spartans.
"They are definitely in my top three," he said. "Michigan State shows a lot of love. I would say they are showing the most love so far. It's between them and Ohio State showing the most love."
Weber was in East Lansing with teammates and classmates Jayru Campbell and Joshua Alabi. Campbell is already committed to Michigan State, and is encouraging Weber to join him.
"He is in my ear every day," Weber said. "This last three years we won two championships and it would be nice if I were to go up there with him."
After some indications that a decision may be at hand, though, Weber has decided to take a little more time with his recruiting process before making a final decision.
"I was saying I was ready, but then I talked to my dad and he was telling me to wait," Weber said. "He was telling me to take my visits."
A top five has emerged for Weber, though, and it includes Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Nebraska. The four-star prospect continues to add offers, with N.C. State handing him his ninth offer of the process on Wednesday.
"I don't know much [about N.C. State], but I am going down there in the spring to see how it is," Weber said. "I have a teammate from last year who goes there now - Kenton Gibbs. He's going to show me around and how things work there."
Weber estimated five or six coaching staffs have come through his school this week, but most BCS programs are planning to be in next week.