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InterMat Recruiting Notebook

7/5/2012
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    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 Flo Nationals 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 recruiting 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 recruiting 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 recruiting

    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 recruiting class.

    In addition to three state titles, Lujan was runner-up at both the Super 32 Challenge and the Flo Nationals 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 recruit 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 recruiting 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 Flo Nationals 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 recruiting 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 Flo Nationals 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?
    Bucksman (1) about 1 year ago
    Haines de-committed.
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