Jay and Lori Sippel have heard all the coaches' spiels before.
Their eldest son Jason plays on the
offensive line for
"He welcomed us and thanked us for
coming," Jay said. "He's very nice, very down-to-earth and very outgoing. They
have a good program here. Every year the program is getting stronger, so it'd be
a great opportunity to come to
Their son Brett plays right guard
on the offensive line at
"Engineering is his first love
along with football at the same time," Jay said. "It'd be a good fit if he had
the opportunity [to play at
Brett said he hasn't looked into
Having an older brother who's been in the same position has helped Brett prepare for the rigors of recruiting. His brother told him to work hard, be aggressive and coachable.
Brett weighs in at 270 pounds and stands 6-foot-4, he gives up 15 pounds to his brother.
"Oh we used to battle," he said. "We still battle today every time he comes home from college. We always put up a good fight."
Early on Brett said he likes what he sees from the ISU camp.
"It's been outstanding, very
informative," he said. "I'm very interested in
The ISU coaches had a few words of wisdom for Brett.
"They told me just keep on working hard and they'll be in touch," he said.
And Jay hopes the ISU coaches are in contact, he doesn't mind the 350-mile drive.
"We'd like to get that car going
back and forth from