Pipp back in East Lansing

Greendale (Wisc.) junior linebacker values chance to talk one-on-one with linebacker coach Mike Tressel during visit. He recaps the visit with SpartanDigest.

This fall has seen Greendale (Wisc.) linebacker Tristian Pipp take plenty of visits to schools around the Midwest. The junior was back in East Lansing to visit Michigan State for the second time this past Saturday.

“It was pretty good,” Pipp said. “When we got there they talked to us about how their recruiting process is a little bit slower than most because most players who come there, stay there. Then we ate lunch and met with individual position coaches and then after that went to a basketball game.”

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound linebacker said the highlight of the trip was being able to talk with coaches one on one, as he got to sit down with linebackers coach Mike Tressel.

“I met him before but it was briefly,” Pipp said. “It was nice to sit down and talk with him.”

He said he likes the way that Michigan State’s defense plays – especially the linebackers.

“I like how aggressive they are and how they’re an intricate part of it. They aren’t just in zone reads, they go and attack the line of scrimmage.”

His previous visit to Michigan State came for the Spartans’ win against Michigan, which he said brought a great environment.

”I got to sit next to the student section and it was fun to see the fans and how they almost seemed to individual know each player and how they were cheering them on,” he said. “It was cool to see that camaraderie.”

Right now, Pipp does not have any more visits lined up and is waiting to see which schools continue to show interest as he awaits his first offer.

“I have visited Wisconsin three times,” he said. “Before that, I went to Iowa State and that was pretty good. I think before that visit I went to Nebraska.”


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