Spring practice has just started at Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park so that means it's about to get busy for 2015 quarterback Brett Rypien.
Three programs stopped by on Wednesday and Rypien said two SEC powerhouses have started to get involved in his recruitment.
"Washington, Boise State and Arizona State were at practice and I think one more is coming this week but I'm not sure," Rypien said.
"It's picked up a lot in the past two months. Florida was actually at Shadle last month and their quarterbacks coach, Brent Pease, used to coach at Boise State. He watched my film because it's been sent out to all the SEC coaches. Alabama also called my coach and talked to him for a while as well."
In the next few months, Rypien said he's looking at summer camps and two he's definitely planning to attend are at Boise State and Stanford. Others are also possible but Rypien also plays baseball so he's trying to work out his camp schedule.
"Right now the only camps I'm planning to go to are Boise State's and Stanford's QB camp in July but other than that I'm not really sure right now," Rypien said. "I'm going to try to make it to Oregon State or Washington, somewhere close, but it's conflicting with my baseball schedule so I'm not sure."
So far, Rypien has landed offers from Washington State, Colorado State and Idaho but with so much new interest coming in - especially from the SEC schools - Rypien said he's in no rush to name any frontrunners.
Staying on the West Coast might be favored but Rypien said with so many new programs getting involved the 2015 quarterback doesn't want to rush anything.
"I'm still keeping it wide open right now," Rypien said. "It's still really early. I know for sure this time next year I'll know where I'm going.
"Right now, my only offers are Washington State, Colorado State and Idaho, so it would be nice to go somewhere closer on the West Coast but with Florida and some other SEC schools involved that would be hard to turn down so I'm just keeping it wide open."
In his sophomore season, Rypien finished with 3,579 passing yards with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.