Rypien watches Wazzu

Brett Rypien has gotten pretty familiar with the Washington State program already and another trip there this past weekend helped even more.
The 2015 quarterback from Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park said he enjoyed his trip to Pullman and the Cougars are definitely under serious consideration in his recruitment.
"I got there at around 5 and we got down on the field pretty early," Rypien said. "I got to talk with coach (David) Yost and coach (Mike) Leach a little bit, which was nice, before the game.

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"As far as the game goes I thought their offense looked pretty good. They're running a lot of similar concepts that my school is running right now. They put up 42 points. They started out a little slow but second quarter they put it on them. Their defense is looking good, too. That's obviously intriguing."
Rypien runs a similar offense at Shadle Park and even some of the verbiage is the same which is appealing to the 2015 quarterback. It could play a factor in his decision-making process but probably won't be the only thing as the early four-star considers his options.
"They're running the same concepts and they use some of the same terminology as us which is nice," Rypien said. "My coach at my high school goes down to their coach meetings so everything we use is similar.
"It will definitely help because I won't have to be learning a whole new offense. I can come in there and be pretty comfortable with it.
"At the same time I don't think it would be a huge adjustment to go to a more pro-style offense, more under center. I don't mind going under center as well. It would definitely be nice because you're not learning a lot of new stuff."
Another factor for Rypien is that his uncle, Mark, was at Washington State before playing in the NFL. It's something for the 2015 standout to consider as well.
"It's definitely going to play into the decision a little bit," Rypien said.
"When I'm down there so many people are supportive of me going there. I live in Eastern Washington and Cougar fans are crazy over here. Every day I hear people saying I should go there. A lot of people are encouraging me to go there. At the same time, it's all going to come down to my decision and I don't think that would make me go there."
So far, Rypien has been offered by Boise State, Colorado State, Idaho, Mississippi State, Oregon State and Washington State.