What better way to bounce back from the news of another Colorado quarterback leaving the team than news of a standout CU legacy heading to Boulder? CBS Sports has reported that 4-star recruit Deaysean Rippy is transferring from Pitt to Colorado. Rippy, who is the cousin of former Buffalo linebacker Doug Rippy had a long list of offers from some of the top programs in the country during his recruitment in 2012, including Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, UCLA and USC.
Rippy redshirted as a freshman and was not on the Panthers' two-deep at the conclusion of spring practices. He didn't make an impact as quickly as some Pitt fans had hoped, but this is still a big loss for their program.
I know a lot of folks thinks losing Rippy is no big deal. Funny thing is, though, that when Pitt got him late in the 2012 class, there was a lot of celebrating. The 'get' was lauded as one that Pitt desperately needed.
My stance on Rippy is pretty much the same it was before. He may not have been expected to crack the two deep rotation this season, but he was still a four-star recruit with plenty of time to get better. Recruting stars aren't everything, but Rippy had offers from just about every major school - Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, USC, and a slew of others. It would have been nice to see how he developed in a year or two.
Rippy would instantly become one of the highest ranked recruits on the Buffs roster and has the talent and athleticism to make a huge impact on the Colorado defense. He will be eligible to play in 2014.