Wisconsin’s second weekend spring practice drew many top in-state prospects to the Badgers’ campus. Getting an offer from the Badgers after head coach Paul Chryst was hired, Greendale (WI) junior outside linebacker Tristian Pipp isn’t tipping his hand in favor of the home-state school but continues to view the program in high regard.
“The visit went really well,” Pipp told BadgerNation. “We were outside for a bit and got to see the team warm up and then went to the indoor (practice field), got to see some drills and how they work individuals. Afterwards I was able to talk to Coach Aranda and Coach Chryst, which were both really good conversations.”
The 6-3, 210-pound Pipp sits as the No. 52 outside linebacker and a three-star recruit by Scout.com. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda project Pipp as a middle linebacker in Wisconsin’s 3-4 defensive scheme.
“(Aranda and Chryst) said they can both see me really do well in their defense and be a positive impact for them,” said Pipp. “Otherwise they wouldn’t have offered me if they didn’t think so.”
With another trip to Wisconsin in the books, Pipp feels more comfortable and interested in the Badgers, especially after what he heard from Chryst.“I’d have to say my interest has greatly increased since Coach Chryst had said he doesn’t plan on leaving unless he’s made to,” said Pipp.