Dippel Making the Rounds

Although he has narrowed his list of favorite schools down to three, Hartford Union linebacker Tyler Dippel, one of the top prospects in the state of Wisconsin, is still keeping his options open.

Hartford Union linebacker Tyler Dippel recently gave some insight on his thoughts about his future in college football. Dippel has been receiving scholarship offers left and right this past summer as he prepares for his last season playing for Hartford Union.

"I'm trying to stay grounded and focus on the season." said Dippel.

So far, Dippel has received scholarship offers from Central Michigan, Illinois State, Stanford and Western Michigan while drawing strong interest from Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

For Dippel, the school he chooses will be based on two main points, a school where he can achieve a good education and play on a good football team. With those two main criteria and other personal reasons, Dippel has narrowed down his favorites to three schools - Notre Dame, Stanford and Wisconsin.

"Everything was set up (at the three schools) around the football teams. Wisconsin had nice facilities, Notre Dame had a nice campus, but I was most impressed with Stanford," said Dippel. "It was a real impressive trip."

Although Dippel has had no official visits yet, Dippel did make it up to Camp Randall to see the Badgers play against Akron on August 30th and an unofficial visit to Stanford at the beginning of September.

"It definitely was a good experience," said Dippel about visiting Wisconsin. "The coaches knew my name and it was a humbling experience."

Dippel is being looked at as one of the Badgers top prospects. During his junior year, Dippel recorded 130 tackles, 50 solo tackles, seven forced fumbles and an interception on his way to being an all-state selection. Dippel feels that he can contribute off the field and on the field and play whatever position his coaches want him to play.

"I'm outgoing and talkative and I can play any position they need me at whether that's on the d-line or as linebacker." said Dippel.

Dippel's goals over the summer have been to keep his body in the best shape so that not only can he perform at the best level for the upcoming season, but also for football at the next level. Dippel took a rigorous off-season schedule just so that he had all his bases covered and didn't leave any weaknesses to be shown.

"Most of the time I have been in the weight room but also I've been doing drills, running the track, and keep my mind focused on getting ready for the season." said Dippel.

I asked Dippel on his thoughts about which team would best fit Tyler Dippel, the football player, Dippel said "Trying to leave my options open, just trying to let everything play out and see how it happens".

Tyler Dippel will be a huge asset for whichever team is able to land his commitment. Dippel is trying to give everyone that's interested a look at him but most importantly wants to keep his options open.

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