Sto-Rox TE/LB Deaysean Rippy up to 9 D-1 offers
Written by: Josh Funk on Sunday, February 13th, 2011
On paper, the Sto-Rox Vikings will likely enter the 2011 season as one of the teams discussed as a top title contender among the WPIAL’s Class A programs, along with Clairton, Rochester, Springdale and Avonworth.
Sto-Rox returns a bevy of skill and talent from their 2010 team, and one of the key players, Deaysean Rippy, is one of Class A’s top Division-1 prospects in the 2012 class.
Between national recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com, Rippy is reported to hold nine verbal offers from Division-1 football programs. The 6’2, 210-pound Rippy has offers from Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Pitt, Syracuse and West Virginia. Surprisingly, Penn State has not yet offered the Sto-Rox senior-to-be.
Rippy was a two-way threat for Sto-Rox during their 7-3 season a year ago. Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s West regional Fabulous 22 team, Rippy hauled in 22 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 23.1 yards per catch and more than 50 yards per game.
Defensively, Rippy was part of a Viking unit that notched five shutouts and held eight of 10 opponents to 14 points or less. He posted 70 tackles (35 solo) and eight sacks. In the last two years, Rippy has amassed more than 140 tackles and 15 sacks for Sto-Rox.
Rippy was a 1st-team Big 7 All-conference selection in 2010 and was the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
The Vikings’ season ended in the opening round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs to Pittsburgh North Catholic, 10-8.
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