Rypien Down To Thirty Days

Thirty days. That's all that stands between Boise State quarterback signee Brett Rypien and the start of his college football career. And the 6-foot-2, 195-pound signal caller from Shadle Park High School in Spokane, Wash., whose prep career ended two weekends ago in the state quarterfinals, is hard at work preparing to be a Bronco.

"It's been to sit back and regroup and get my body healed 100%," Brett Rypien said. "I just got the workout information for incoming Boise State players."

Rypien works out at a Spokane training center called Rockwood for position-specific workouts, but is now adding Boise State's general weight room exercises to his routine.

He is also relishing in his future team's success as the Broncos clinched the outright Mountain West championship and a trip to the Fiesta Bowl Saturday night.

"Looking at the season now, after the Air Force game, I thought there was no chance of a big bowl," Rypien said. "I still knew they were going to have a good season. The whole staff is underrated and everybody is realizing it now. To win a conference championship in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year is incredible.

"I can't wait wait to get up there, work with the guys and get a good spring in."

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Rypien is also on the recruiting trail for his future school. He maintains contact with many Boise State targets, including receiver Chico McClatcher (Federal Way, Wash.), DB/RB Austin Joyner (Marysville, Wash.) and tight end Matt Pistone (Yuma, Ariz.).

"I try to talk to them when I can," Rypien said. "When I can I'll send them a message over twitter and see how things are going. I don't want to bug them. You want to keep a good relatioship with them."

McClatcher, Joyner and Pistone are all expected to be in Boise Friday for an important recruiting weekend. Rypien was hoping to make the trip to the City of Trees as well, but his services are needed elsewhere. (BroncoCountry update, Chico McClatcher had a scheduling conflict pop up and has rescheduled his visit for later)

"I will not be in Boise this weekend," he said. "I was going to drive down and stay with my sister, but I'm heading to Dallas for the Blue-Gray All-American Bowl.

"I have my in-home visit Wednesday night with (BSU offensive coordinator Mike) Sanford. I fly out to Dallas Thursday morning and the game is Sunday night."

Rypien is hopeful that Boise State will be able to receive verbal commitments from some or all of the big names taking official visits.

"Chico is choosing between us, (Arizona) and (Washington)," he said. "They're all really interested in us. Austin told me Boise State was a really close second when he committed to Washington State a few months ago. That makes me feel pretty good about our chances."


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