High praise coming in for Ondre from Rivals' lead recruiting analyst. Obviously star ratings don't matter at this point, because if the coaches want him I'm in, but this almost seems to all but guarantee him to finish as a five-star when the Rivals' final rankings come out this week, doesn't it? A comparison to Haloti Ngata? Rivals had Ngata ranked as their #2 overall prospect in 2002, FWIW. Congrats to Ondre on his great week at the Army Bowl.
Who was the most pleasant surprise to you during either Army Bowl Week or Under Armour Week?
Mike Farrell: DT Ondre Pipkins heading to Michigan. He was impressive in size, he was so athletic for a big man that it blew me away and he was such a nice, high character kid as well. I haven't seen a defensive tackle that big with the ability to move like that since Haloti Ngata years and years ago.