BOISE, Idaho — Quarterback Brett Rypien, the nephew of Super Bowl champion quarterback Mark Rypien, has made a verbal commitment to play football at Boise State.
Brett Rypien visited Boise State this past weekend and committed to joining the Broncos for the 2015 season.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior has thrown for just over 8,500 yards and 90 touchdowns in three seasons at Shadle Park High School in Spokane. It took him 2½ seasons to pass his uncle Mark’s high school passing record of 4,965 yards in Greater Spokane League games.
Brett Rypien holds the Washington state record with 613 yards passing in one game in which he also threw eight touchdown passes. The TD mark ties Rypien with former Kellen Moore, a former Prosser High and Boise State star, for the second most touchdowns passes in a high school game in Washington.
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Rypien says BSU’s coaching staff, facilities and atmosphere helped win him over.
• Michigan will host a Big Ten football game under the lights for the first time.
The Wolverines and Penn State announced Monday that the two teams will play at night on Oct. 11. Michigan has played two night football games at the Big House, in 2011 and last season — both against Notre Dame.
The Wolverines and Fighting Irish will meet in their last scheduled game on Sept. 6 at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame opted out of its contract with Michigan, canceling games from 2015 through 2017.
• Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson hurt his collarbone during a scrimmage Monday and won’t play in this weekend’s Orange & White game concluding spring practice.
• Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules, three months after he and two friends were arrested on suspicion of felony drug distribution when police found a pound of marijuana in their car.
Green-Beckham led Missouri with 59 receptions as a sophomore last season and scored 12 touchdowns, including a school single-game record of four scores against Kentucky.
• Alabama cornerback Eddie Jackson sustained a knee injury in practice that required surgery.
Coach Nick Saban said Monday that an MRI showed ligament damage on Jackson’s knee. Saban says he’s “confident Eddie will make a full recovery and be ready to go this fall.”
Saban said the sophomore is “probably our best corner.” He started four games and played in seven as a freshman.