Columbus Linden McKinley LB Doug Rippy has informed JJHuddle.com that he has issued a verbal commitment to Nebraska . Rippy, rated No. 67 amongst Ohio's top 100 senior players, selects the Cornhuskers over Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois and Michigan State among other scholarship offers.
67. *** Douglas Rippy (6-2, 215, OLB/DE; Columbus Linden-McKinley)
This is the best year for Columbus City League talent in a few years and Douglas Rippy is one of the reasons why. He played linebacker and defensive end last year, where he broke the school record with 148 tackle and had nine sacks to go 22 tackles for loss.
On offense Rippy played tight end, running back and wide receiver.
He is getting a lot of interest from some major schools. Boston College has been showing a good deal of interest for some time while Ohio State recently came in and invited Rippy to spring practices. Other Big Ten teams have also been in contact including Michigan State, Illinois and Indiana . Duke has also been in contact.
Some are recruiting him as an athlete but most will be looking at him as a defensive end or a linebacker.
Some are recruiting him as an athlete but most will be looking at him as a defensive end or a linebacker.He is carrying a 3.2 GPA, but has not taken the test. I suspect that interest will turn into offers once Rippy has a test score he can send to their respective admissions offices.