Top 2015 Running Back Targets Coming to the Big House

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The annual BBQ at the Big House is set for July 27th and two of  Michigan’s top targets for the class of 2015 are expected to attend.  Both running backs Mike Weber and Damien Harris have stated they will be at this great event. The BBQ allows recruiting targets along with some who are already committed to the Michigan Wolverines to come meet each other and see the greatest stadium in college football. Declared as an unofficial visit, this allows them to also meet the coaches and have a relaxing day while enjoying the Michigan experience.

Coach Rich Rodriguez started the BBQ at the Big House in 2011. It has become bigger and better every year. This year will be no different with these top running backs headlining the day. For Michigan to bring in both of these guys on the same day is a big step in getting a verbal commitment.

Harris, a five-star recruit from Kentucky, is a former Wolverine verbal commit. He de-committed back in January and has had a lot of interest from Kentucky, Ohio St and Alabama. It was shortly after last years BBQ that Harris pledged to play football at Michigan, so this visit is giving Michigan fans hope that he will decide to commit again.  Harris is the top tailback in the country according to rivals.com and has great speed, power and vision. He is what Michigan needs to help get the running game back to where it once was.

Weber, a four-star recruit from Cass Tech in Detroit, is the number ten running back in the nation. He is also  one that could boost the running game with his speed and vision. Weber is being recruited by Ohio St, Michigan St, Wisconsin and a recent offer by Miami, but is believed to still hold Michigan pretty high.

The Wolverine coaching staff will be at the top of their game come time for the BBQ with both Harris and Weber in attendance. Just think of the stable of backs Michigan would have if some how both of these guys commit!  Add them to Green, Smith and Issac and the Wolverine running game will be lethal. Both Harris and Weber are about the same size, have similar vision and each can step in right away and play. I don’t know about you Michigan fans but I am excited to hear the results from this years BBQ at the Big House!

Chad Finley
I am entering my second football season as a TBHR writer. I have been a life long Michigan fan and being able to write about what I love is amazing! Follow me on a Twitter @finfive1