Tipton Up To Four Offers

Word is getting out quickly about Apollo-Ridge standout Tre Tipton, who recently picked up his fourth offer. Apollo-Ridge head coach John Skiba updates us on his recruitment, and where Tipton is going to camp this summer.

The interest for Tre Tipton continues to roll in, as the junior receiver suddenly finds himself with four offers, and he hasn't even started with his summer camp schedule.

"Ohio came in last week, and then he picked up Massachusetts (Monday)," Apollo-Ridge head coach John Skiba said. "Akron called me a week ago, and they said they are going to offer him when he comes to their camp.

"He's feeling a lot better about it, and these camps are going to be big for him."

Pittsburgh has also been a regular visitor, and they will be one of Tipton's first stops this summer. Tipton has already been to campus several times for games, a junior day, and other unofficial visits.

"He's going to Pitt on June 6, that's a definite," Skiba said. "They definitely like him. (Linebackers coach) Chris Haering has been out a couple times. It isn't like he's not on their radar. If he does well at that camp, they'd be crazy not to offer. I hope it works out. It would be great to have him, as a local kid."

Tipton will also be at Temple's regional camp at Penn Hills High School. Before that, and before Pitt, Tipton will be at Michigan State.

"He's going, on June 1, to Michigan State," Skiba said. "They've been in twice. I'm excited to see what opportunity is there for him. I think if he goes there and does what they think he can do, he'll leave with an offer."

Penn State and West Virginia are possibilities for later on in the summer.

"He's definitely going to Penn State in July," Skiba added. "We talked to (West Virginia secondary coach) Tony Gibson, and there's a week we can go there, and do some one-on-ones."

Fordham, Delaware and William & Mary have come in, and Northwestern would also like to come watch him workout. Initially, the Wildcats were going to come see him this week, but Tipton will be preparing for the state track meet, as he prepares to qualify in the long jump and the 4 x 100 relay.

Skiba says there's one consistent thing that all these coaches leave with, saying about Tipton.

"He never gets in trouble," Skiba said. "I've had coaches come in this last week, and they've commented on how they've never met a kid like this, in recruiting. He loves to talk--he's a talker. He loves talking with all these coaches, and they love talking with him. He loves this whole process."


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