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InterMat Recruiting Notebook

7/5/2012
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    No. 90 Marsden makes it five top 100 commits for OSU

    October 20, 2014: State champion Andrew Marsden (Crystal Lake Central, Ill.) verbally committed to Oklahoma State on Monday evening. The No. 90 overall senior will follow his older brother Austin, who started at heavyweight this past year for the Cowboys and earned All-American honors. Marsden also finished second at 220 pounds in FILA Cadet freestyle this spring.

    He projects as a 197/285 in college, and is the fifth top 100 commit in this Oklahoma State class. Marsden joins No. 9 Nick Piccininni (Ward Mellville, N.Y.), No. 33 Kaid Brock (Stillwater, Okla.), No. 46 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.), and No. 62 Lincoln Olson (Davison, Mich.).



    No. 9 junior Marinelli switches commitment to Iowa

    October 19, 2014: Two-time state champion and two-time Walsh Ironman runner-up Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) changed his mind in terms of his college plans this evening. The No. 9 overall Class of 2016 prospect plans on attending Iowa, which is a change from his verbal commit to Ohio State of two months ago. Marinelli projects as a 157/165 in college, and is the second top 25 junior to already commit to the Hawkeyes - joining No. 25 Kaleb Young (Punxsatawney, Pa.), who also projects as a 157/165.



    No. 76 Cefolo a second top 100 recruit for SDSU 2015 class

    October 16, 2014: Two-time state champion Anthony Cefolo (Hanover Park, N.J.) verbally committed to South Dakota State on Thursday evening. The projected 125 pound wrestler is ranked No. 76 overall in the Class of 2015, and has been a Greco-Roman All-American in Fargo each of the last four summers - Cadet in 2011 and 2012, Junior in 2013 and 2014. Cefolo also earned All-American honors in both styles this past summer at 120 pounds, second in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle. He also finished eighth place at 120 pounds in the 2013 Super 32 Challenge, and will join No. 59 Brett Bye (Vermillion, S.D.) in the Jackrabbits 2015 recruiting class.



    2013 Junior freestyle champion Oliver commits to Indiana

    October 13, 2014: Elijah Oliver (Washington, Ill.), a three-time state champion while competing for Christian Brothers, Tenn., verbally committed to Indiana University on Monday evening. The projected 125/133 won a Junior National freestyle title at 113 pounds in the summer of 2013. Ranked No. 74 overall in the Class of 2015, Oliver joins No. 65 Devin Skatzka (Richmond, Mich.) as top 100 wrestlers to commit as part of this Hoosiers' recruiting class.



    No. 48 Amine makes it three top 50 commits for Wolverines in 2015 recruiting class

    October 12, 2014: State champion Myles Amine (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), the No. 48 overall recruit in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to the University of Michigan on Sunday afternoon. The projected 157 pound wrestler placed third at the Flo Nationals this past spring, and seventh in Junior freestyle this summer. Amine joins No. 2 Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.) and No. 32 Austin Assad (Brecksville, Ohio) as top 100 commits to the University of Michigan in the 2015 recruiting class.



    Three-time Super 32 Challenge finalist Kemerer chooses Iowa

    October 8, 2014: Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional, Pa.), a three-time state runner-up, verbally committed to the University of Iowa on Wednesday evening. The projected 157/165 enters his senior season with a career high school record of 120-10, which also includes three finals appearances at the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament, with titles won in December 2011 and 2013.

    Kemerer is a three-time finalist at the Super 32 Challenge, winning as a freshman in 2011, before finishing second each of the last two years. Also a two-time Junior National freestyle All-American, Kemerer joins No. 93 Cash Wilcke (OA-BCIG, Iowa) as top 100 wrestlers included in the Hawkeyes' 2015 recruiting class.



    No. 89 Stout makes it a pair of top 100 Class of 2015 commitments for Penn State

    October 8, 2014: Kellan Stout (Mt. Lebanon, Pa.), runner-up at both the Powerade Christmas Wrestling Tournament and Pennsylvania Class AAA state tournament during his junior year, verbally committed to Penn State on Wednesday evening. The projected 197 pound wrestler is ranked No. 89 overall in the Class of 2015, and has 100 wins in his high school career to date. Stout joins No. 8 Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pa.) as a top 100 Class of 2015 recruit to commit to Penn State.



    Five-time North Dakota state champ Shearer chooses Nebraska

    October 8, 2014: Jordan Shearer (West Fargo, N.D.), a five-time state champion, verbally committed to the University of Nebraska on Wednesday afternoon. The projected 141/149 is the nation's No. 94 overall recruit in the Class of 2015. During the summer of 2013, he was a Junior National double All-American at 126 pounds, winning the Greco-Roman tournament and placing sixth in freestyle. Shearer has a career record of 223-20. He is the initial commit for Nebraska in this recruiting class.



    No. 53 Tovar chooses Grand Canyon University

    October 6, 2014: As Grand Canyon transitions to Division I wrestling, they procured the talents of a pretty good wrestler in Ralphy Tovar (Poway, Calif.), a two-time state placer. The No. 53 overall recruit in the Class of 2015 placed fifth and fourth at state the last two years. In addition, the projected 149 placed third at the Flo Nationals this past spring.



    No. 77 Parson commits to Oregon State

    October 6, 2014: Three-time state finalist, and 2013 state champion, Bryce Parson (Lewiston, Idaho) verbally committed to Oregon State on Monday afternoon. The projected 141/149 has a three-year high school record of 135-7, and placed third in the NHSCA Junior Nationals this past spring.



    No. 65 Skatzka commits to Indiana

    October 5, 2014: Three-time state champion Devin Skatzka (Richmond, Mich.) committed to Indiana University on Sunday afternoon. The No. 65 overall ranked wrestler in the Class of 2015 has placed the last two years at the Flo Nationals, seventh at 145 and third at 152. Skatzka has a career record of 139-13, and projects to be a 165/174 in college. He is the Hoosiers' initial top 100 commit in this class.



    No. 87 D'Angelo chooses Princeton

    October 5, 2014: NHSCA Junior National runner-up Mike D'Angelo (Commack, N.Y.) verbally committed to Princeton University on Friday afternoon. The projected 141 pound wrestler is ranked No. 87 overall in the Class of 2015, and has placed fifth and third in his state tournament each of the last two seasons. D'Angelo is the initial top 100 commit for Princeton in the 2015 recruiting class.



    Ohio State receives verbal from No. 4 Hayes to cap strong recruiting week for Buckeyes

    October 3, 2014: Two-time state champion Ke-Shawn Hayes (Park Hill, Mo.), who has a career record of 136-6 verbally committed to Ohio State on Friday morning. The No. 4 overall Class of 2015 prospect was a Junior National freestyle runner-up this summer at 132 pounds, after completing an undefeated 47-0 junior season at 126 pounds that included titles at the Walsh Ironman (120 weight class) and the Kansas City Stampede. The projected 141/149 joins No. 3 Myles Martin (McDonogh, Md.), who committed to Ohio State on Monday, and No. 49 Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio) as top 100 commits for the Buckeyes in this recruiting class.



    No. 71 Barlow the initial commit for Harvard in 2015 recruiting class

    October 3, 2014: Three-time National Prep place-winner L.J. Barlow (Haverford School, Pa.) committed to attend Harvard University on Friday afternoon. He finished as runner-up in the 195 pound weight class at the National Prep Championships in February of 2014 after placing fourth and third the two years prior. Barlow also placed fifth at the Flo Nationals in the spring of 2012 and 2013, and placed at both the Ironman and Beast of the East during December 2013. He is ranked No. 71 overall in the Class of 2015, and projects as a 197 pound wrestler in college.



    No. 39 overall junior Harris chooses Kent State

    October 3, 2014: Already with 100 wins, and only six losses, in two seasons of high school competition, Jack Harris (Urbana, Ohio) verbally committed to Kent State on Thursday evening. The No. 39 overall prospect in the Class of 2016 has finished fifth and second in the state tournament so far during his high schoolc areer. Harris was runner-up in both Cadet folkstyle and freestyle during the 2013 off-season, while in May 2014 he was sixth at 187 pounds at the FILA Cadet freestyle nationals. He is the Golden Flashes initial Class of 2016 commitment, and projects as a 184 pound wrestler in college.



    Two-time state champ Brown becomes third top 100 commit for West Virginia in 2015 class

    October 1, 2014: Devin Brown (Franklin Regional, Pa.), a two-time state champion who is ranked No. 96 overall in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to West Virginia University on Tuesday evening. Brown is a combined 85-1 over the last two seasons, which includes an undefeated mark of 37-0 this past season. He is also a two-time Powerade finalist, winning that title in December 2013.

    Overall in high school Brown has a career record of 127-10. He was also a FILA Cadet freestyle champion in 2013 at 101 pounds, and projects as a 125 pound wrestler in college. Brown will join No. 25 Keegan Moore (Putman City, Okla.) and No. 36 Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley, Pa.) as top 100 commits in the Mountaineers' 2015 recruiting class.



    No. 8 Joseph, top senior in the Keystone State, stays in-state at Penn State

    September 29, 2014: Junior National freestyle runner-up Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Pa.) verbally committed to Penn State on Monday evening. The nation's No. 8 overall Class of 2015 prospect was a state champion this past high school season, is a three-time state placer (7th/3rd/1st), and has a three-year high school record of 105-20.

    During his high school career, he is a two-time Powerade finalist, winning that title as a freshman; and is a two-time Walsh Jesuit Ironman placer. The projected 149/157 is also a two-time Junior freestyle All-American, placing seventh in 2013 at 138 pounds to go with this summer's runner-up finish at 145, and the initial top 100 commit in this year's recruiting class for the Nittany Lions.



    Junior National freestyle champion Martin, No. 3 overall in Class of 2015, commits to Ohio State

    September 29, 2014: Two-time National Prep champion, and three-time finalist, Myles Martin (McDonogh, Md.) verbally committed to Ohio State on Monday afternoon. This past summer, the No. 3 overall prospect in the Class of 2015 won a Junior National freestyle title at 182 pounds, after finishing fifth in the FILA Junior freestyle tournament at 185 pounds in April.

    Martin was champion at the Beast of the East and runner-up at the Walsh Ironman during his junior campaign, after finishing second and third in those tournaments his sophomore season. The projected 174/184 is the second top 50 commit for Ohio State in this recruiting class joining No. 49 Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio).



    No. 73 Kutler, a Junior National All-American, chooses Lehigh

    September 28, 2014: Jordan Kutler (Blair Academy, N.J.), who earned All-American honors this summer in Fargo after placing seventh in Junior freestyle, verbally committed to Lehigh University late on Sunday evening. Ranked No. 73 overall in the Class of 2015, Kutler also finished fifth this past season in the 138 pound weight class at National Preps after winning the 106 pound weight class title in 2012. In addition, he was a FILA Cadet freestyle national champion at 101 pounds in 2012. The projected 149/157 in college is the initial top 100 commit for Lehigh in the Class of 2015.



    No. 23 Headlee commits to North Carolina

    September 28, 2014: Junior National freestyle third place finisher A.C. Headlee (Waynesburg, Pa.) verbally committed to the University of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. The two-time state placer has a career record of 122-15, having placed sixth and third at the state tournament during the last two seasons. In addition, the projected 133/141 pound wrestler went undefeated at the Disney Duals this summer, finished third at the Flo Nationals this spring, and placed seventh in the October 2012 edition of the Super 32 Challenge. Headlee is currently ranked No. 23 overall in the Class of 2015.



    State champion Johnson chooses to play football for the Akron Zips

    September 28, 2014: Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion Jan Johnson (Governor Mifflin) made the decision to play football in college for the University of Akron. He plays quarterback and linebacker for his high school football team, but is slated to exclusively play linebacker for the Zips in college. Johnson went 44-1 on his way to a state title at 195 pounds this past season, after placing third at 195 pounds with a 43-3 record the previous season. He is currently ranked No. 56 overall in the Class of 2015.



    Junior National freestyle runner-up McFadcden commits to Virginia Tech

    September 25, 2014: Ranked No. 18 overall in the Class of 2015, David McFadden (DePaul Catholic, N.J.) verbally committed to Virginia Tech early on Thursday afternoon. The three-time state placer was a state champion this past high school season, and has a career record of 118-8 entering his senior season. McFadden has also finished third each of the last two years at the Beast of the East in addition to the Junior National freestyle runner-up finish this past summer. He is the initial top 100 commit for the Hokies in this class, and is a projected 165/174.



    No. 83 Myers chooses Edinboro

    September 25, 2014: Three-time state placer Korbin Myers (Boiling Springs, Pa.) verbally committed to Edinboro University yesterday evening. The No. 83 ranked overall Class of 2015 prospect was a state champion this past year, after finishing runner-up as a freshman and third during his sophomore campaign. Myers has a career record of 137-8, and projects to be a 133 pound wrestler in college.



    No. 16 Norstrem opens up 2016 recruiting for Virginia Tech

    September 24, 2014: Three-time state champion Kyle Norstrem (Brandon, Fla.) became the initial commitment for Virginia Tech in the Hokies' Class of 2016 late Monday night. Including his eighth grade season when competing for Class 1A Tampa Bay Christian, Norstrem has a high school record of 171-3. He has won titles at the NHSCA grade-level nationals in Virginia Beach each of the last two years, and placed fourth in the 113 pound weight class at the Super 32 Challenge in October 2013. Norstrem projects as a 125/133 in college, where he will join older brother Kevin on the Hokies' roster.



    No. 49 Rodriguez stays in-state, chooses Ohio State

    September 23, 2014: Three-time state finalist Jose Rodriguez (Massillon Perry, Ohio) verbally committed to Ohio State earlier on Tuesday afternoon. The nation's No. 49 ranked Class of 2015 prospect is also a two-time Super 32 Challenge placer (fourth and third), and was both a Cadet Nationals and FILA Cadet freestyle All-American in 2013. Rodriguez was also a state champion in 2013, and is a projected 133-pound wrestler in college. He is the initial top 100 commit for Ohio State in this class, and joined two-time state runner-up Kollin Moore (Norwayne, Ohio) as the initial commits in this Buckeyes' recruiting class today.



    No. 9 Piccininni makes it four top 100 commits for Oklahoma State in 2015 class so far

    September 22, 2014: Three-time state champion Nick Piccininni (Ward Melville, N.Y.), who ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 1 nationally at 120 pounds, verbally committed to Oklahoma State on Monday. The No. 9 overall Class of 2015 prospect was also a FloNationals champion in April 2014, and projects as a 133-pound wrestler in college. He joins No. 33 Kaid Brock (Stillwater, Okla.), No. 46 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.), and No. 62 Lincoln Olson (Davison, Mich.) as Cowboys commits in their 2015 recruiting class, who are positioned in the top 100 for the grade level.


    No. 58 Roark chooses in-state Missouri, becomes third ranked commit to the Tigers

    September 21, 2014: Junior National freestyle fourth place finisher Will Roark (Seneca, Mo.) verbally committed to the University of Missouri on Sunday evening. The No. 58 overall prospect in the Class of 2015 became the third top 100 prospect to commit to the Tigers' program in this class. Roark will join No. 38 Jaydin Clatyon (Father Tolton Catholic, Mo.) and No. 41 Dylan Wisman (Millbrook, Va.) as ranked recruits to make their way to the Columbia campus.

    Roark is a two-time state champion, and three-time state finalist. This past year he was an undefeated 52-0, and he has a three-year record of 161-4. Roark projects to be a 141/149 in college.



    No. 37 Ugalde chooses Maryland

    September 19, 2014: Two-time state placer Josh Ugalde (Bound Brook, N.J.) verbally committed to the University of Maryland last evening. The nation's No. 37 ranked overall Classs of 2015 prospect has placed sixth and second at state each of the last two years, and a career record of 103-20 (68-9 over the last two seasons). Ugalde is a two-time Cadet National freestyle All-American, placing eighth and third in 2012 and 2013 respectively, and he also finished as runner-up in the FloNationals this spring. The projected 165/174 is Maryland's first top 100 ranked commit for the 2015 class.



    No. 44 Johnson first top 100 commit for North Carolina State in 2015 class

    September 18, 2014: Illinois state runner-up Tyler Johnson (Lockport), who finished 51-1 competing at 195 pounds during his junior season, verbally committed to North Carolina State earlier on Thursday evening. The two-time Cadet freestyle All-American was a national champion at 195 pounds in Fargo during the summer of 2013. He was also a FILA Cadet freestyle fifth place finisher this spring in Akron at 187.5 pounds. Projected to compete at 197 pounds for the Wolfpack, he is ranked No. 44 overall in the Class of 2015, and their first top 100 commit in this class.



    Hawkeyes nab No. 25 Young as their first Class of 2016 commitment

    September 18, 2014: Kaleb Young (Punxsatawney), who placed fifth in the Pennsylvania Class AAA state tournament at 138 pounds, became the first University of Iowa verbal commitment for the Class of 2016 on Thursday evening. Also qualifying for state as a freshman at 126 pounds, Young has a two-year high school record of 60-6. The projected 157 pound wrestler in college is ranked No. 25 overall in his grade level, having also placed sixth in the 152 pound weight class at the FILA Cadet freestyle Nationals this past spring.



    No. 50 Jeffries initial Class of 2015 commit for Oklahoma

    September 16, 2014: Three-time state finalist, and two-time state champion, Davion Jeffries (Broken Arrow, Okla.) verbally committed to Oklahoma earlier on Tuesday evening. The projected 133/141 pound wrestler enters his senior season with a three-year career record of 109-7. Ranked No. 50 overall in the Class of 2015, Jeffries was eighth at the Super 32 Challenge and sixth in the FloNationals during the 2013-14 school year, both coming at 126 pounds.



    No. 66 Simmons a second top 100 commit for Iowa State

    September 16, 2014: Two-time state champion Markus Simmons (Broken Arrow, Okla.) verbally committed to Iowa State University on Monday evening. The nation's No. 66 overall prospect in the Class of 2015 is also a three-time state finalist, winning state as a freshman and junior, while finishing runner-up as a sophomore. Simmons has a career record of 102-11.

    The projected 125/133 also placed fourth at 120 pounds in the December 2013 edition of the Walsh Ironman, and ended the 2013-14 season ranked No.1 2 nationally at that weight class. Simmons joins No. 85 Colstin DiBlasi (Park Hill, Mo.) as top 100 prospects to commit to Iowa State in the 2015 class.



    No. 41 Wisman a second top 50 Class of 2015 commit for Mizzou

    September 14, 2014: FloNationals champion and NHSCA Junior Nationals champion Dylan Wisman (Millbrook, Va.) verbally committed to the University of Missouri on Sunday evening. Ranked No. 41 in the Class of 2015, Wisman also won his first state title and finished third at the Junior Nationals in freestyle during the 2014 calendar year. In previous years, he twice placed second at the state tournament, and finished fourth in Fargo in both styles during the summer of 2013.

    Wisman projects as a 184 pound wrestler in college, and will join No. 38 Jaydin Clayton (Father Tolton Catholic, Mo.) in the Tigers' 2015 class.



    No. 62 Olson third Oklahoma State top 100 verbal in 2015 class

    September 9, 2014: Two-time Junior freestyle All-American Lincoln Olson (Davison, Mich.) vebally committed to Oklahoma State earlier on Tuesday afternoon. The nation's No. 62 overall Class of 2015 prospect has twice placed seventh in Fargo, and is a three-time state champion. His in-season scholastic record is 137-3.

    Projected to compete at 141 pounds in college, and also having placed seventh at the FloNationals this spring, Olson joins No. 33 Kaid Brock (Stillwater, Okla.) and No. 46 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.) as verbal commits to the Cowboys in the 2015 class.



    No. 31 Limmex initial Purdue commitment in 2015

    September 8, 2014: Two-time state champion Nate Limmex (Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Mich.), who has a combined record of 45-0 during these two consecutive title-winning campaigns, verbally committed to Purdue University on Sunday evening. Having also won a FloNationals title in the spring of 2013, Limmex will enter his senior campaign with a record of 82-9 having finished fourth, first, and first in the state tournament. Ranked No. 31 overall in the Class of 2015, he projects as a 141/149-pound wrestler in college.



    No. 19 Lujan a third top 50 commit for UNI in 2015 class

    September 1, 2014: Three-time state champion Taylor Lujan (Carrollton, Ga.) verbally committed to the University of Northern Iowa earlier on Monday afternoon. He joins No. 40 Max Thomsen (Union, Iowa) and No. 45 Bryce Steiert (Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa) in the Panthers' 2015 class.

    In addition to three state titles, Lujan was runner-up at both the Super 32 Challenge and the FloNationals during the 2013-14 scholastic wrestling year. The projected 174 is ranked No. 19 overall in the Class of 2015, and ended the 2013-14 season as the No. 13 overall wrestler at 170 pounds.



    No. 11 Shields a fifth top-30 to commit to ASU

    August 30, 2014: Josh Shields (Franklin Regional, Pa.), a three-time state placer, verbally committed to Arizona State University earlier on Saturday evening. The nation's No. 11 overall prospect in the Class of 2015 has placed sixth, third, and second in the Keystone State during three high school campaigns in which he has amassed a record of 122-18. Shields placed third at 152 pounds in freestyle last month's Junior Nationals.

    He projects to the 157/165-pound weight class area in college, and will join four other top-30 prospects in the Sun Devils' 2015 class. Those wrestlers would be No. 1 Anthony and No. 5 Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.), No. 12 Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, Minn.) and No. 29 Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional, Pa.).



    No. 67 James chooses Old Dominion

    August 30, 2014: Three-time state placer Brandon James (Perry Meridian, Ind.) verbally committed to Old Dominion University earlier on Saturday afternoon. The nation's No. 67 ranked Class of 2015 prospect has placed third, fifth, and second in the state during his first three scholastic campaigns. James, a projected 141 pound wrestler, will enter his senior season with a three-year record of 125-7.

    During his high school career, he was third at the FloNationals this past spring, a Junior freestyle All-American last summer, a Super 32 Challenge placer in the fall of 2012, and a two-time Cadet freestyle All-American.



    No. 41 Agaisse early commit for Princeton in 2016 class

    August 28, 2014: Ty Agaisse (Delbarton, N.J.), an undefeated state champion during the 2013-14 high school season at 106 pounds, verbally committed to Princeton University this afternoon. Headed into his junior season, Agaisse has placed seventh and first in the state tournament, and has a two year record of 77-4. A Cadet freestyle third place finisher at 113 pounds last month, he projects as a 125/133 in college. In addition, he is currently ranked No. 41 overall in the Class of 2016, and was third in last fall's Super 32 Challenge at 106 pounds.



    No. 25 Moore a second top-40 recruit for Mountaineers' 2015 recruiting class

    August 25, 2014: Three-time state placer Keegan Moore (Putnam City, Okla.), the nation's No. 25 overall recruit in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to West Virginia University of early Monday evening. The projected 141-pound wrestler will enter his senior season with a 99-5 career record, placing third, first, and second in the state tournament.

    During the current off-season, Moore placed third at the FloNationals and fourth in Junior freestyle, both coming at 132 pounds. His uncle Hardell Moore was an All-American for Oklahoma State. Keegan Moore joins No. 36 Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley, Pa.) as a verbal commitment for the Mountaineers.



    No. 34 Early a third elite Class of 2015 recruit for the Gophers

    August 25, 2014: Three-time state placer and 2014 state champion Larry Early (Oak Park River Forest, Ill.) verbally committed to the University of Minnesota on Monday afternoon. The nation's No. 34 ranked Class of 2015 prospect joins No. 10 Bobby Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) and No. 15 Fredy Stroker (Bettendorf, Iowa) in the Gophers' 2015 recruiting class.

    Early enters his senior season with a career record of 125-17, having placed third, second, and first in Illinois Class 3A. He is also a three-time Fargo All-American in Greco-Roman, including a Cadet national title last summer and a third place finish at the Junior level last month. The projected 157 pound wrestler in college was also a placer in the 2013 Walsh Jesuit Ironman and a Cadet freestyle All-American in the summer of 2013.



    No. 36 Duggan chooses West Virginia

    August 23, 2014: First-year head coach Sammy Henson got his first verbal commitment for the Class of 2015 in No. 36 overall prospect Patrick Duggan (Cumberland Valley, Pa.). The projected 149/157 pound wrestler has placed in the top four of Pennsylvania's Class AAA state tournament during each of his first three high school seasons; fourth as a freshman, runner-up during his sophomore year, and third this past season. Duggan will enter his senior season with a career record of 118-15.

    Prior to the 2013-14 season, Duggan placed third in the Super 32 Challenge at 138 pounds. He ended the season ranked No. 11 nationally at 138 pounds. Last month Duggan placed eighth in junior freestyle at 145 pounds.



    Top-15 recruit Stroker commits to Minnesota

    August 19, 2014: Fredy Stroker recently watched a replay of the Minnesota-Penn State dual meet from Feb. 9 broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The Bettendorf (Iowa) High School senior saw Dylan Ness of Minnesota pin Dylan Alton and electrify the Gopher faithful in Minneapolis. The Gophers would go on to defeat the Nittany Lions, 18-17, in front of 5,600 fans at the Sports Pavilion.

    "I'm hoping to have a moment like that in the future," said Stroker, a two-time state champion and three-time state finalist with a career record of 144-3.

    That could soon become a reality.

    On Tuesday, Stroker gave a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota. He becomes the second top-15 recruit from the Class of 2015 to commit to the Gophers, joining Junior National freestyle champion Bobby Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.), who committed last fall.

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    No. 12 Benick is fourth top-30 recruit to commit to ASU

    August 15, 2014: Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, Minn.) a three-time state champion and No. 12 overall Class of 2015 prospect, verbally committed to Arizona State earlier on Friday evening. He will enter his senior season of high school with a mark of 125-4 in those three state title campaigns, including a 48-0 mark this past season. The 2013-14 year was one in which Benick ended the season ranked No. 1 nationally at 195 pounds.

    He has been superlative in three Fargo summer runs. This past year he finished second in Junior freestyle at 195 pounds. It comes after two straight Cadet National double (Greco-Roman and freestyle) titles. Benick projects to the 197 pound weight class in colleg, and will join No. 1 Anthony and No. 5 Zahid Valenica (St. John Bosco, Calif.) along with No. 29 Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional, Pa.) in the Sun Devils' Class of 2015.




    State champion Kelly, No. 55, to Ohio University

    August 15, 2014: Cameron Kelly (Bellbrook, Ohio), a three-time state finalist who is ranked No. 55 overall in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to Ohio University this afternoon. The 2012 state champion, and runner-up each of the past two seasons, will enter his senior year with a career record of 110-7. He is the initial commit for the Bobcats in this class, and projects as a 133/141 in college. This off-season, he was a Central Regional champion in Junior freestyle, and then was one match away from All-American honors in Junior freestyle at Fargo after a 5-2 tournament at 132 pounds.



    No. 29 Maruca gives verbal commitment to ASU

    August 9, 2014: Josh Maruca (Franklin Regional, Pa.) made a strong surge up the recruiting rankings this summer with an Outstanding Wrestler honor at the AAU Disney Duals and a third place finish in Junior National freestyle at 145 pounds. The nation's No. 29 ranked prospect in the Class of 2015 is also a three-time state placer (fifth/fifth/third), and has a three-year career high school record of 125-21.

    Maruca projects as a 149/157, and is the third top 30 Class of 2015 commit for new head coach Zeke Jones at Arizona State. He will join No. 1 Anthony and No. 5 Zahid Valencia (St. John Bosco, Calif.) in the Sun Devils class. Also committing to Arizona State is a transfer from Oklahoma, Oliver Pierce (Allen, Texas), who was very highly rated in the 2013 senior class.



    Nation's No. 19 junior McKee commits to Minnesota

    August 7, 2014: Mitchell McKee (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.), the nation's No. 19 junior, gave a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota. McKee captured a Junior National freestyle title in Fargo last month at 126 pounds. He was a Cadet National Greco-Roman champion in 2013. McKee, a state champion and three-time state placewinner, has a career record of 174-17 with two seasons of high school wrestling remaining.



    Top 100 rising senior Stickley chooses Wisconsin

    August 6, 2014: Eli Stickley (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), a state champion this past year at 113 pounds verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin this afternoon. He has also placed at the Super 32 Challenge and Walsh Ironman during each of the last two seasons. In the fall of 2012, he was sixth at the Super 32 Challenge and champion of the Ironman, each coming at 106 pounds; while in 2013, he was seventh at the Super 32 Challenge and third at the Ironman, each at 113 pounds.

    Stickley has placed in all three high school seasons, fifth and third at 106 pounds during his freshman and sophomore years, before winning state last year up at 113 pounds. He has a cumulative career record of 136-18, including a 101-6 mark during the last two seasons. Stickley ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 11 at 113 pounds and will be ranked No. 86 in the Class of 2015 headed into the 2014-15 school year. He projects as a 133/141 for the Badgers.



    Junior freestyle champion Assad chooses Michigan

    August 2, 2014: Austin Assad (Brecksville, Ohio), a three-time state placer, verbally committed to the University of Michigan. Finishing second, second, and third at the state tournament, Assad will enter his senior season with a career record of 116-9.

    Despite being without a state title, Assad has had excellent in-season success. A pair of Brecksville Holiday Tournament titles, a pair of top three finishes at the Ironman, and a pair of top three finishes (2nd/3rd) at the Beast of the East. He also ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 10 at 120 pounds.

    Outside of the season, he has even more productivity. Two Cadet freestyle All-American honors, two FILA Cadet freestyle All-American honors, and just a a week ago a Junior National freestyle title.

    Assad projects to the 125/133 weight classes in college, and is the second high-end commit to the University of Michigan in the Class of 2015. Ranked No. 51 in the rising senior class, he joins No. 2 Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.) in the Wolverines' recruiting class.



    No. 7 Class of 2016 recruit Marinelli stays home, chooses the Scarlet and Gray of Ohio State

    July 31, 2014: Alex Marinelli (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), already a two-time state champion headed into his junior year of high school, verbally committed to Ohio State earlier this evening. The junior-to-be has gone 49-2 in each of his first two high school campaigns, and ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 10 nationally at 160 pounds.

    Already a two-time Walsh Ironman runner-up, Marinelli is currently ranked No. 7 in the Class of 2016. The initial commit for the Buckeyes' Class of 2016 projects to the 157/165 pound weight classes at the collegiate level.



    No. 30 Gentile stays home, chooses Rutgers

    July 14, 2014: State champion Ronnie Gentile (Paulsboro, N.J.), who is ranked No. 30 overall in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to in-state Rutgers University earlier today. The two-time state finalist has a combined record of 79-3 in these last two seasons, finishing second at 132 last year before winning at 138 this past season.

    The previous two summers, Gentile was also an All-American in Fargo freestyle at 138 pounds, third as a Cadet in 2012 and fourth at the Junior level in 2013. He ended the 2013-14 high school season ranked No. 16 overall at 138 pounds, and projects as a 149/157 in college. Gentile joins Peter Lipari (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) as a member of the Scarlet Knights' 2015 recruiting class.



    No. 92 Wilcke commits to Iowa, makes it three Iowa native top 100 prospects to make college decisions

    July 14, 2014: State champion Cash Wilcke (OA-BCIG, Iowa), who is ranked No. 92 overall in the Class of 2015, became the initial verbal commit for the University of Iowa in this class. Placing fourth the previous two years of his high school career, Wilcke will enter his senior year with a 127-16 career record, including a mark of 89-7 the last two seasons.

    During the last twelve months, he was fourth in Cadet freestyle at 182 pounds in Fargo, placed second at 195 pounds in the Preseason Nationals, and was runner-up in the 182 pound class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals. Wilcke makes it three Iowa natives in the top 100 to commit to colleges in the Class of 2015, and projects to the 184 pound weight class in college.



    No. 60 Steiert second top 100 Class of 2015 prospect to jump on the Panther Train

    July 14, 2014: Bryce Steiert (Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa), a state champion this past high school season, verbally committed to the University of Northern Iowa late on Sunday evening. The No. 60 ranked overall prospect in the Class of 2015 is a three-time state placer in Iowa's Class 3A big-school division, placing seventh as a freshman and second as a sophomore. He has a career record of 123-21, including a mark of 88-7 over the last two years.

    Steiert was runner-up at the Preseason Nationals this past fall, and ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 19 overall at 145 pounds. He joins No. 32 Max Thomsen (Union) as a fellow Iowa native and top 100 ranked prospect to commit to head coach Doug Schwab and the UNI Panthers in the Class of 2015. Steiert projects as a 157 in college.



    No. 26 Montalvo commits to Illinois

    July 7, 2014: Xavier Montalvo (Montini Catholic, Ill.), a two-time state champion, verbally committed to the University of Illinois earlier this evening. Last year's Junior National Greco-Roman runner-up at 160 pounds was also a FloNationals champion this past April at 160 pounds. He was a Preseason Nationals champion this past October at 170 pounds, and has multiple other All-American honors in Fargo and at the FILA Cadet level.

    The two-time state champion has a three-year high school record of 133-20, including a 96-9 mark during the last two seasons. He projects as a 174 in college, and is the Illini's initial Class of 2015 verbal commitment.



    No. 58 Harrell third top 100 recruit for Cavaliers in Class of 2015

    July 7, 2014: Cameron Harrell (McDonogh, Md.) verbally committed to the University of Virginia earlier this evening. He was a National Prep runner-up this past year at McDonogh after winning public school state titles the previous two seasons. Earlier this spring, Harrell placed third at 152 pounds in freestyle at the FILA Cadet Nationals in Akron. Last summer, he was fourth in Cadet freestyle at 138 pounds.

    Harrell projects as a 149/157 pound wrestler in college, and joins No. 7 Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) and No. 15 Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.) as top 100 ranked Class of 2015 prospects to commit to the University of Virginia.



    No. 32 recruit Thomsen commits to Northern Iowa

    July 7, 2014: Northern Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-time state champion Max Thomsen (Union, Iowa). He enters his senior season with a career record of 151-1.

    Thomsen is the nation's No. 32 recruit and finished the season ranked No. 17 at 138 pounds.

    He projects at 141 or 149 pounds in college.



    No. 36 Fogarty second Minnesota native to cross border for North Dakota State in Class of 2015

    July 2, 2014: State champion, and three-time state placer, Andrew Fogarty (Scott West, Minn.) verbally committed to North Dakota State earlier this evening. After placing third each of the prior two seasons, Fogarty finished 52-1 this past season on the way to a state title at 160 pounds. He also ended the season ranked No. 18 nationally at that weight class, and is currently ranked No. 36 overall in the Class of 2015.

    Fogarty also has a three-year high school record of 138-19, and projects as a 165/174 in college. He joins four-time state champion Cameron Sykora (Border West, Minn.) as members of the Bison recruiting class for 2015.



    No. 40 Clayton stays in-state, becomes initial Mizzou commit for Class of 2015

    July 2, 2014: Jaydin Clayton (Father Tolton Catholic, Mo.), a three-time state champion with a career undefeated high school record of 105-0, verbally committed to the University of Missouri earlier this evening. In addition to winning three state titles, he placed fourth at the FloNationals this past year, was a champion at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals last year, and is a two-time Cadet National freestyle All-American.

    Clayton is the initial verbal commitment for the University of Missouri recruiting Class of 2015, and projects to the 141 pound weight class in college. He ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 18 nationally at 138 pounds, and is currently ranked No. 40 overall in the Class of 2015.



    Class of 2016 Marko stays in state, chooses University of Wisconsin

    June 25, 2014: Two-time state champion Hunter Marko (Amery, Wis.) committed to the home state University of Wisconsin. In two high school seasons, he has a record of 74-3. He ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 6 nationally at 113 pounds. Marko was a Junior National freestyle champion last summer at 106 pounds, and was a Cadet Triple Crown winner at 94 pounds in 2012. He projects as a 133 pound wrestler in college.



    Brock a second top 100 Oklahoma State commit for 2015

    June 24, 2014: Per a published article in the Daily Oklahoman, Kaid Brock (Stillwater, Okla.) committed to Oklahoma State University as part of the Cowboys' 2015 recruiting class. He joins No. 45 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.) as a top 100 wrestler as an early core member of that group.

    Brock, a two-time state champion, is ranked No. 31 overall in the Class of 2015. He has a career high school record of 116-7, including a 78-2 mark over his last two state championship campaigns. Outside the scholastic season, he has been an All-American in Fargo freestyle times; third at 91 pounds and second at 106 as a Cadet, and runner-up at 120 at the Junior level last summer.

    He also was a FILA Cadet freestyle runner-up at 119 pounds in 2013, and projects as a 133 pound wrestler in college.



    Virginia, ASU off to strong starts in recruiting Class of 2015

    June 18, 2014: As we start the 2014-15 season cycle, which marks the senior year for the Class of 2015, InterMat has reported 20 commitments involving rising seniors.

    Four of those verbal commitments are to the University of Virginia. This includes a pair from top 15 prospects in the 2015 class: No. 7 Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) and No. 15 Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.). Also part of the Cavaliers' recruiting class are a pair of Virginia state champions in Corbin Allen (Hanover) and Tyler Love (Centerville).

    Another pair of elite recruits have committed to Zeke Jones at Arizona State. Those being the Valencia brothers from St. John Bosco, Calif. -- No. 1 Anthony and No. 6 Zahid.

    Other top 100 rising seniors to commit early include No. 2 Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.) to Michigan, No. 16 Robert Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) to Minnesota, No. 21 Tommy Forte (Mishawaka, Ind.) to Buffalo, No. 45 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.) to Oklahoma State), and No. 47 Colston DiBlasi (Park Hill, Mo.) to Iowa State.
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    dob092095 (1) about 2 years ago
    just wonder why zain retherford article isn't here.
    jamiemosteller (1) about 1 year ago
    Galasso's school didn't move, he switched schools from Malvern Prep to Father Judge (PIAA)
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    dob092095 (1) about 1 year ago
    Jason Nolf going to PSU article says he is 3rd top 15 recruit. He should be the 4th. Didn't Thomas Haines verbal last year as a junior? He is not listed on your top 100 senior list as going to PSU. Did he change his mind?
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    Haines de-committed.
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