football

Is four-star narrowing things down

Michaelphilip3na082200
Four-star offensive lineman Michael Philipp (6-3, 320, 5.1) from San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley has offers from every school in the Pac 10, except USC, and with Colorado, he has a total of 10 scholies on his table. The million dollar question for many recruitneks that follow the Pac 10 is, has Philipp narrowed things down yet and does he have any top college choices?
"I don't have any favorite schools at this time," Philipp said. "I'm thinking about narrowing things down. I think about it every day and I am doing research. I'm talking to my family members and coaches so I'm still working on it."
On the recruiting trail, Philipp has taken three unofficial visits to Stanford, UCLA and Arizona.
"I liked Stanford," Philipp said. "I like Jim Harbaugh and the new coaching staff. I think this season they are going to win a lot of games this season. I also like the campus, it is beautiful."
"UCLA went good," Philipp said. "I was there with Stanley Hasiak. We watched a little bit of the camp that was going on then we took a full tour of the campus and UCLA is a beautiful school also."
"Arizona also went good," Philipp said. "I went there for their spring game. I went and saw my brother Hans Philipp, who plays defensive tackle for them."
"It was nice to see my brother," Philipp said. "Whenever I get a chance to visit Arizona, I go."
"My older brother, Paul also played and graduated at Arizona," Philipp said. "He still lives in Tucson so Arizona is like a second home to me."
"I don't think I will take an official visit to Arizona because I have been there at least 30 times and know their facilities," Philipp said. "There is a chance that I take official visits to Stanford and UCLA, but there are no promises."
"I'm pretty sure I'm going to the UCLA/Tennessee game," Philipp said. "The Rose Bowl is only 30 to 40 minutes away from home so I will probably take in a couple of UCLA home games."
"I'm also thinking about taking official visits to both Oregon schools, Cal and Colorado, but again no promises" Philipp said. "I'm probably going to take my time with my decision. It is hard to find the top schools so I will need all the time that I can get."
Philipp made the Rivals.com Rivals100 for the class of 2009 landing as the nation's No. 37 prospect at any position. Rivals.com ranks Philipp as the nation's No. 2 run blocker and the country's No. 3 pass blocker.
Philipp is also rated by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 1 offensive guard for the class of 2009 and he was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 team ranked as the Golden State's No. 8 prospect at any position.
Edit