"The atmosphere was crazy down there and it was a great time," Rippy stated. "There was one fan who had too much to drink and wouldn't let us alone, but that was the only bad thing about it. The crowd was so loud and into the game.
"The offense is a very high tempo offense and they move the ball around a lot," continued Rippy. "The defense played well until that No. 7 Tyrann Mathieu picked off Geno (Smith) and it changed the game. West Virginia fought hard, but LSU is just a great team."
Rippy had the chance to speak with a few of the West Virginia staff members.
"I did speak with (Dana) Holgorsen, Steve Dunlap and (Jeff) Casteel," he said. "They were happy that I came down to see them play and that was pretty much it, mainly small talk."
Rippy feels that he could be a good fit in the West Virginia defense.
"You could see the team was motivated and that impressed me," stated Rippy. "They don't seem to have a lot of true linebackers. They use a lot of speed guys and they switch up their blitzes well. you see guys blitzing from everywhere."
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.