Happy Friday, folks! I hope your weekend goes well. With 43 Days left we have — LB Jake Ripp

#43, Jake Ripp, RS Freshman, LB


Height: 6′ 3″

Weight: 220 lbs

High school: Los Gatos HS, Lost Gatos, CA

How’d he get to The Blue™?

A friend of the family had a connection to the Broncos already helped steer Mr. Ripp to the Broncos. Not necessarily BECAUSE of the connection, but made it easier to justify coming to Boise.

The former three-star recruit (per 247Sports) had offers from fellow Mountain West member San Jose State and several FCS teams.

Clearly the best squad won out.


“Van Winkel”


Steven R. McQueen

Career Highlights

Ripp sat out last year for the Broncos. But during his senior season at Los Gatos he had 103 tackles, a force fumble, a fumble recovery, and an interception. On the offensive side he had 277 yards receiving and six touchdowns on 16 receptions. Pretty good I’d say.

2023 Prospectus

The LB corp is going to need to come up big on the season. Schramm is the oldest of the bunch (sixth year while everyone else is RS Soph at the “oldest”). The relative “greenness” of the position group is going to have some growing pains. But should serve up some exciting results as the year goes on. Looking forward to Ripp contributing in a meaningful way for the team.

Is he on Twitter?

He does, right here. But he largely Retweets stuff so not a ton of “original” content.

Completely made up fact

An avid Rubik’s Cuber (or what we call a “Cuber”) figured out how to solve one all by himself without any tutorials. He’s highly competitive in the Cuber competitions, Mr. Ripp is always looking for fun and exciting ways of solving a cube. His next rendition will include trying to finish a tray of lasagna while solving several cubes at a time. Should be fun.