Big numbers aren't why Rypien is a good looking prospect however, it's his physical tools that set him a part. He's decisive with his throws and can throw with heat and with touch. He knows when to take a little off and throws a very catchable ball.
He shows good mobility in the pocket and can buy time and make a defender miss or get up the field for positive yards. He shows good pocket awareness and has a natural feel for the position.
"I got an offer from Oregon State," Rypien said. "It was kind of surprising because I really wasn't hearing that much from them. I go a few letters but that was it and then I talked to Coach (Danny) Langsdorf, the quarterback coach and he told me they were offering so I was real excited for sure."
Rypien said he's hopeful of landing another big NW offer at some point.
"Washington has been showing me a lot of interest and it would be huge to get an offer from them," Rypien said. "I was at the season opener against Boise State and the atmosphere was crazy. They have a really good thing going on right now at Washington and the program is definitely on the rise. They have some good young quarterbacks but I don't think they're taking one in 2014, which is nice.
"I'll be at Washington State this weekend and I believe they're on the rise as well. I think both programs are moving in the right direction and the Apple Cup will be a pretty big decider for me this year. I'm just looking for the best opportunity and I'm not worried about depth charts. There is going to be competition wherever you go so I'm just trying to find the school where I'm comfortable and fit in the best."