Pipho Has Cyclones High on List

TheInsiders' Allen Wallace recently visited with in-state offensive lineman Matt Pipho, of LaPorte City Union, for an update on his recruiting.

Iowa OL Matt Pipho (6-6, 260, 5.1) says Stanford (offer/visited) leads slightly over Iowa State (offer/visited), Iowa (camp/childhood fave), Nebraska (visited), Wisconsin and Miami (visited).

"I think I'd be a real good fit at Stanford and I really like the atmosphere over there," says Pipho, from La Porte City Union. "I like the school, its location and the weather in California. They've got a great campus and there's a lot happening there. The weather there is pretty much the same year around--75 degrees mostly. I like the football program and the coaching staff. Coach (Steve) Morton (OL) knows a lot and coaches his players really well. He's a nice guy.

"It would be nice to go to Iowa St and be close to home. The coaches there are cool and being in an in-state college would be one advantage. Coach (Dan) McCarney has been there a long time and they back him up in whatever he does.

"Iowa has some nice facilities and it's a nice college. I've got some friends that go there as well. They're becoming a real good team and have had a lot of success with their OLs in the last couple years and that's pretty good.

"Football comes first for everyone there in Nebraska. It's absolutely king and that's pretty neat. They're a team that will do anything to win. The coaches try hard and they too have some nice facilities with a great booster program that helps the team out a lot.

"Wisconsin is packed with a lot of OLs and they've turned out a lot of pros. They have a good medical school also. I like how they run the ball well--they always have those 1000 yard rushers.

"Miami is a good town and they always have a winning team. The tradition there is just great. I've been able to speak with one of the graduate assistant coaches and he told me he's from Kansas--a farm boy like me."

Pipho will officially visit Iowa St and Stanford--no dates.

2 games (2-0) stats: 3 sacks/14 tackles

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