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Rippy down to final two programs

1/30/2012

With less than 48 hours before he signs on the dotted line, four-star outside linebacker Deaysean Rippy (McKees Rocks, Pa./Sto-Rox) has cut his list once more.

On Wednesday, Rippy, ranked No. 34 among linebackers and No. 12 overall in Pennsylvania, will choose between nearby Pittsburgh and West Virginia, Sto-Rox principal Heath Bailey said Monday. Sto-Rox will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. ET Wednesday for its players signing scholarship papers.

Rippy cut Arizona from his list this weekend, and Colorado pulled his offer last week. Those two along with Pitt and West Virginia made up his original final four.

Pitt and West Virginia received official visits from Rippy on consecutive weekends in December. Arizona and Colorado also received official visits.

Pitt recently cut ties with Rippy's teammate Marzett Geter, who was committed to the Panthers since the summer. Geter's scholarship was pulled after critical comments made on Twitter.

Rippy has kept his recruitment close to the vest since the summer when things fell through with his commitment to Florida.