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Getting to Know: Deaysean Rippy

Updated: February 24, 2010, 5:54 PM ET
By Michael White | ESPN RISE

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Sto-Rox (McKees Rocks, Pa.) rising junior linebacker Deaysean Rippy is poised to be one of the Keystone State's top prospects in the Class of 2012, coming off of a sophomore season in which he totaled 77 tackles and seven sacks. The 6-1 _, 190 pounder, who has already picked up verbal scholarship offers from Penn State and Pitt, showed well at Saturday's Pittsburgh Nike Combine, clocking a 4.79 40 and a 4.5 shuttle. Now get to know him a little better in this ESPN RISE "Getting to Know" series.

NIKE Combine Links

Over the next week, ESPN RISE will have several items pertaining to the NIKE Pittsburgh Combines. For complete coverage of the event be sure to check ESPN RISE daily.

Born: 8/12/93
Favorite TV show: NCIS (LA)
What's in my iPod: Gucci, Wocka Flacka (everything)
iPhone or Blackberry: Blackberry
Mac or PC: PC
Dream car: Phantom
Dream date: Kim Kardashian
Dream college: Texas
Favorite vacation spot: Orlando Florida
Favorite meal: Steak and fries
Favorite movie: Biker Boys, Training Day
Favorite sports team: Ravens, Steelers
What I'm reading: Nothing at the moment
On my bedroom walls: Nothing
One thing I'd grab from my burning house: Video game
Worst habit: Wearing Hat In School
Most embarrassing moment: Taking family out to eat and they talk about me so much
Love to trade places for a day with: OCHOCINCO
My heroes: Family
Talent I'd most like to have: Dancing on the football field
Favorite athlete to watch: Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins
Pregame ritual: Talking to the ball
Best player ever competed against: So far Jordan Maddox Of Keystone Oaks
Goal for the season: Lead MY team to playoffs then Heinz Field
Biggest rival: Seton-La Salle
Best advice from a coach: "Ripp you have to play hard and make this team 3D"