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Football: Arroyo Valley's Philipp is emerging as a legitimate prospect

July 2, 2008 | 11:18 am

It seems like just yesterday that this blog about Michael Philipp hit the Internet. At the time, it was noted that the 6-foot-4, 300-plus pound offensive lineman was well known on the West Coast, but beyond that, very few Division I schools were familiar with the senior from Arroyo Valley. Well, things are beginning to change.   

Michigan has expressed interest, and according to these quotes, Philipp is considering making a trip to Ann Arbor. It will be interesting to see whether other schools from the Big Ten Conference follow suit, and when. My guess is that scouts from the Wolverines' rival, Ohio State, will be in contact with him any day now.

Back at home, nearly every Pac-10 program has made him an offer, but not USC, which strikes me as odd. Kevin Graf has already committed to the Trojans, and I know they have their eyes on Stanley Hasiak from Hawaii and John Martinez from Utah. But not pursuing Philipp could end up being a mistake, especially as his name begins to spread across the country.

-- Sean Ceglinsky    

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