West Virginia has been making a run at four-star outside linebacker Deaysean Rippy who took another…
Rippy Checks Out Panthers Again
McKees Rocks (Pa.) Sto-Rox four-star outside linebacker Deaysean Rippy arrived at Heinz Field on Saturday with an entourage of family and friends. "There was myself, my grandmother, my uncle, my cousins and Marzett Geter that all went to the game," Rippy said. "I had the chance to talk to a few of the coaches before the game. They said they could see me fitting into their defense and they really need me down there." Rippy noticed a lot of young players getting time and he feels he could have an early opportunity at Pittsburgh. "I'm not saying I am better than anyone down there, but you can tell they are going to play their best players and whoever gives them the best chance to win," Rippy stated. "They tell you that, but when you see it you know it is the truth. You see guys like Ejuan Price starting and you can see it for yourself. "You can tell they need players down there," Rippy continued. "They really need guys on defense and that is the type of thing that I pay attention to. The defense fits my style of play, they use that "Spur" a hybrid safety/linebacker which would fit me well." Rippy has a solid relationship with the top recruit in the WPIAL Rushel Shell and he has paid attention to his recruitment from day one, but Rippy claims Shell's pending decision will not affect him. "Me and Rushel are real cool and I heard Pitt is in his top three," he said. "His decision won't affect me or what I do. It would be great to have all the best WPIAL kids together, but I have to see what is best for me." Rippy had planned on graduating early, but he has found the recruiting process to be harder than he first thought. "When I first planned on going to Florida it was easy," Rippy explained. "I had a school picked out then I would graduate early. Now, I really don't have a top school and this whole process isn't as easy as I thought it would be, so I may not rush to graduate and just enjoy my senior year." Sto-Rox is (4-0) and coming off a huge win over perennial Class A power Rochester. Each passing week makes it look like Sto-Rox and Clairton appear to be on a collision course for the WPIAL Class A Finals at Heinz Field.
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