Matt Pipho Talks Favorites

It was not long ago that Stanford was leading the way in the recruitment of Iowa offensive lineman <b>Matt Pipho</b>, but suitors and offers have piled up for a crowded and contested field. The 6'7" tackle talks about his five favorites, including his latest discussion with Stanford's new head coach...

Offensive lineman Matt Pipho (6'7" 260) of Union HS in La Porte City, Iowa still denies a leader but favors Miami, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Oregon and Stanford. All, but the Sooners have offered.

Pipho already visited Oregon on December 10. "The facilities were really cool and I liked all the people. They have a lot of support there and are really focused on getting better. It's a nice area and I got along with all the players really well."

He's scheduled to visit Stanford on January 8, Miami on January 15, Oklahoma on January 21 and Nebraska on January 26.

"I got a chance to talk to the new Stanford Coach [Walt Harris] for a few minutes over the phone, but we didn't get into too much detail. He just talked about how excited he was to be the head coach there.

"I like Miami because they are always a top team and never really need to fully rebuild. They didn't have the kind of year they hoped to have this year and yet were still one of the better teams.

"Oklahoma is obviously the most impressive team this year. They should have a good game against USC. It'll be high scoring and fun to watch. I should be hearing from them in early January about whether or not they'll offer. They seem as interested as everybody else, but we'll see what happens."

His last in-home visit was from Nebraska's offensive line coach Dennis Wagner and he says the Huskers are recruiting him the hardest. "I talk to the coaches a lot. Coach Wagner was at my house and he said that I have a good chance to play early if I went there.

"I'll announce right after my visits. I don't plan to wait until Signing Day or anything. But I plan to give all the schools a fair chance."

Matt Pipho is a three-star offensive tackle, currently ranked the #7 player in Iowa and #70 player in the Midwest by  He has applied and already been accepted by Stanford via the admissions process.

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