2016 Cipolla talks ECU and More in Q&A

Class of 2016 Michael Cipolla talks ECU and more in his most recent question and answer with IES.

Class of 2016 offensive lineman Michael Cipolla, out of Bishop Sullivan Catholic (Virginia Beach, Va), gave the latest updates on his recruiting process. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound lineman is leaving his options as he takes final visits throughout the school year.

1. IES: What schools have you been in contact with?

MC: “I've been in contact with William & Mary, Virginia Military Institute, James Madison, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Marshall, and ECU the most.”

2. IES: How do you feel your recruiting process is going?

MC: “Recruiting is going alright right now. Receiving mail from a ton of schools. I've visited W&M, VMI, ODU, and JMU for game day visits this year so far.”

3. IES: Do you have any visits planned?

MC: “No more visits planned yet but I'm really trying to go to ECU for the game vs USF and I may take a visit to VT later too.”

4. IES: What do you like about East Carolina?

MC: “ECU overall is my favorite school. I love the atmosphere of the stadium and the college itself. Outside of football I can be really successful academically too.”

5. IES: Have you formed a relationship with any of the coaching staff members at ECU?

MC: “I've mostly been recruited by the offensive line coach Brad Davis. I've known Coach Davis since he was the offensive line coach at JMU so our relationship is pretty good.”

6. IES: Have you visited ECU?

MC: “I've been to ECU twice. Once for a visit for their spring game this past season then again for a camp in the summer.”

7. IES: What would an offer from ECU mean to you?

MC: “An ECU offer would mean I would get to attend and play high level football at my favorite school. That's a dream come true.”

8. IES: What are some of your strengths on the field?

MC: “My strengths as a player are versatility, because I can play any of the positions on the offensive line, and also toughness. I play through injuries and just go hard every play.”

9. IES: Do you have an intended major once you get to college?

MC: “I'm not sure on what I want to major in yet.”

10. IES: What does this recruiting process mean to you?

MC: “The recruiting process has been frustrating at times but it is also everything to me to get to college and play D1 football.”

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