Iowa lineman enjoyed his trip to the Northwest

Matt Pipho, 6-6, 260, 5.1, La Porte City (Iowa) Union HS, visited the University of Oregon last week and came away with a favorable impression. <br><br> gives him a 3-star rating as an offensive lineman but he has also played tight end.

Matt Pipho did not make a commitment to Oregon on his trip, as he wants to take trips to Stanford (1/8/05), Miami (1/15/05) and possibly Oklahoma. What did he think of Oregon?

"I was impressed," Matt said of the facilities and the trip.

Pipho spent time with offensive line coach Neal Zoumboukos and tight end coach Robin Ross.

While Matt did see some of the Oregon 4A Championship game that was played on Saturday, he didn't actually see it in person -- he it on the television monitors.

Matt is an excellent student, carrying a 3.9 GPA and is also a basketball player.

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