There is an offensive lineman out in the Inland Empire for the class of 2009 who is already being highly recruited. Believe it or not, this player already has three offers on the table so it is never too early to find out about players with this type of especially if he's an offensive lineman.
The player whose name will be worth remembering is Michael Philipp (6-4, 305, 5.1) from San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley.
This talented behemoth already has offers from Arizona, Oregon State and Washington.
The word Boise State is going to join the other schools that have already offered Philipp a scholie.
USC has invited him to some games and he took in the Arizona game when the Wildcats visited the Trojans at the Coliseum a couple of weeks ago.
UCLA is also beginning to show interest Philipp and the attention that this junior offensive lineman is about to get isn't going to stop with the above schools.
"Anybody who sees Michael play comments on how dominating he is," Arroyo Valley coach Tony DiThomas said. "He dominates everyone he plays.
"In my 27 years of coaching, Michael is the best offensive lineman I have ever coached," DiThomas said. "He will be the most sought after lineman in the Inland Empire next year and maybe even all of Southern California.
"Michael also has great character," DiThomas said. "He is about as perfect a player as you can get.
"Michael is a great athlete who plays left tackle for us and he does a great job out there on an Island," DiThomas said. "He also has great bloodlines. He has three older brothers that have played college football, two of them played in the Pac 10 with Arizona."
There are some who compare Philipp in terms of talent with USC bound five-star offensive lineman Tyron Smith.
Philipp is definitely one to jot down for the class of 2009.